enterobacteria

Definitions of enterobacteria
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n rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals

Synonyms:
enteric bacteria, enterics, entric
Types:
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escherichia
a genus of enteric bacteria
klebsiella
a genus of nonmotile rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some cause respiratory and other infections
salmonella
rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; cause typhoid fever and food poisoning; can be used as a bioweapon
shigella
rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon
erwinia
rod-shaped motile bacteria that attack plants
E. coli, Escherichia coli
a species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; sometimes pathogenic; can be a threat to food safety
Gartner's bacillus, Salmonella enteritidis
a form of salmonella that causes gastroenteritis in humans
Salmonella typhimurium
a form of salmonella that causes food poisoning in humans
Salmonella typhi, Salmonella typhosa, typhoid bacillus
a form of salmonella that causes typhoid fever
Shigella dysentariae, shiga bacillus
a bacillus that causes dysentery
Type of:
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria
a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella

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