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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 parasites in association with plants. The genus includes some important plant pathogens, e.g. the causal agents of fire-blight and of soft rots of carrots, potatoes, etc.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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