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Escherichia coli

A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria (GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANAEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. Pathogenic strains (virotypes) are classified by their specific pathogenic mechanisms such as toxins (ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI), etc.

Year introduced: ALKALESCENS-DISPAR GROUP was heading 1975-1996 (see under ESCHERICHIA 1975-1990)

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Tree Number(s): B03.440.450.425.325.300, B03.660.

MeSH Unique ID: D004926

Entry Terms:

  • E coli
  • Diffusely Adherent Escherichia coli
  • Diffusely Adherent E. coli
  • Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli
  • Enteroinvasive E. coli
  • Alkalescens-Dispar Group
  • Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli
  • EAggEC
  • Enteroaggregative E. coli

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