It may also cause urinary tract and wound infections. Description and Significance. Acetobacter is a genus of acetic acid bacteria.Acetic acid bacteria are characterized by the ability to convert ethanol to acetic acid in the presence of oxygen.Of these, the genus Acetobacter is distinguished by the ability to oxidize lactate and acetate into carbon dioxide and water. While all Acinetobacter bacteria can cause disease in people, the baumannii strain is the most dangerous and accounts for about 80% of Acinetobacter infections. 2008 Sep;58(Pt 9):2180-5. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.65778-0. The higher the alcohol content, the more resistant the beverage will be toward bacterial infection. It may also be found in hospitals. Acinetobacter baumannii is a pleomorphic aerobic gram-negative bacillus (similar in appearance to Haemophilus influenzae on Gram stain) commonly isolated from the hospital environment and hospitalized patients. Acinetobacter baumannii can cause serious infections in the lungs, blood, and brain. This organism is often cultured from hospitalized patients' sputum or respiratory … In fact, the A. diazotrophicus-sugarcane relationship, first observed in Brazil, was the first report of a beneficial symbiotic relationship between grasses and bacteria through nitrogen fixation. Alcohol concentrations of 10% inhibit strains of A. aceti and Ga. xylinus. nov., an acetic acid bacterium from a Ghanaian cocoa bean heap fermentation Int J Syst Evol Microbiol . An Acinetobacter baumannii infection is caused by the Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria (germ). This germ may be found on skin or in food, water, or soil. Almost all Acinetobacter baumannii infections, which commonly develop in the lung, blood or in wounds, occur in … Acinetobacter represents a group of bacteria which are commonly found in the soil and water of most countries. A baumannii is a water organism and preferentially colonizes aquatic environments. Acetobacter fabarum sp. Acetobacter bacteria, such as Acetobacter diazotrophicus that can be isolated from coffee plants or sugarcane, are acid-producing, nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Infections by Acetobacter are indicated by an increase of volatile and nonvolatile free organic acids and a decrease of glucose and ethanol.