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Enterobacter

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A genus of enteropathic bacilli of the Klebsiella group found in the environment and in the human intestinal tract. The most common pathogenic species are E. cloacae and E. aerogenes, which...

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Erwinia

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(family Enterobacteriaceae)

A genus of Gram-negative (see Gram reaction), rod-shaped bacteria which are typically motile with many flagella. They are found mainly as saprotrophs or...

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Escherichia coli

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A species of Gram-negative aerobic bacteria that is found in the intestine (see coliform bacteria) and is also widely used in microbiological and genetics research. The motile rod-shaped...

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Klebsiella

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n. a genus of Gram-negative rodlike nonmotile bacteria, mostly lactose-fermenting, found in the respiratory, intestinal, and urinogenital tracts of animals and humans. The...

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Proteus

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n. a genus of rodlike Gram-negative flagellate highly motile bacteria common in the intestines and in decaying organic material. All species can decompose urea. Some species...

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Salmonella

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A genus of the Enterobacteriaceae, motile Gram-negative bacteria that can cause enteric fevers (e.g. typhoid, caused by S. typhi), food poisoning (usually S. typhimurium or S. enteridis)...

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Shigella

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n. a genus of nonmotile rodlike Gram-negative bacteria normally present in the intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals. They ferment carbohydrates without the formation of...

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Yersinia

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n. a genus of aerobic or facultatively anaerobic Gram-negative bacteria that are parasites of animals and humans. Y. pestis causes bubonic plague; Y. enterocolitica causes...

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