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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, B03.660.250.150.180.100

MeSH Unique ID: D004926

Registry Number: txid562

Entry Terms:

  • Enterococcus coli
  • Bacterium coli commune
  • E coli
  • Bacillus coli
  • Bacterium coli
  • Alkalescens-Dispar Group
  • Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli
  • Enteroinvasive E. coli
  • Diffusely Adherent Escherichia coli
  • Diffusely Adherent E. coli
  • Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli
  • EAggEC
  • Enteroaggregative E. coli

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