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Index Enterobacteriaceae

The Enterobacteriaceae are a large family of Gram-negative bacteria. [1]

87 relations: Acetoin, Antimicrobial resistance, Arsenophonus, Bacillus, Biochemistry, Blochmannia, Brenneria, Buchnera (bacterium), Buttiauxella, Candidatus, Carbapenem, Catalase, Cedecea, Citrobacter, Citrobacter freundii, Cronobacter, Cytochrome c oxidase, Deamination, Dickeya, Edwardsiella (bacterium), Enterobacter, Erwinia, Escherichia, Escherichia coli, Ewingella americana, Facultative anaerobic organism, Family (biology), Fermentation, Fimbria (bacteriology), Flagellum, Gammaproteobacteria, Gastrointestinal tract, Gelatinase, Genetics, Genus, Glucose, Gram-negative bacteria, Gut flora, Hafnia (bacterium), International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes, Klebsiella, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Kluyvera, Lactic acid, Lipopolysaccharide, Mangrovibacter, Methyl red, Model organism, Morganella morganii, Nitrate, ..., Nitrite, Nutrient agar, Oxidase, Oxidase test, Pantoea, Parasitism, Pathogenic bacteria, Pectobacterium, Peptidoglycan, Phenol red, Phenylalanine, Phenylpyruvic acid, Photorhabdus, Phytobacter, Plesiomonas shigelloides, Proteobacteria, Proteus (bacterium), Providencia (bacterium), Raoultella, Rickettsia, Rouxiella chamberiensis, Salmonella, Samsonia, Serratia, Shigella, Shimwellia, Sister group, Sodalis, Symbiosis, Thorselliaceae, Tryptone, Voges–Proskauer test, Wigglesworthia glossinidia, Xenorhabdus, Yersinia, Yersinia pestis, Yokenella. Expand index (37 more) »


Acetoin, also known as 3-hydroxybutanone or acetyl methyl carbinol, with the molecular formula is C4H8O2, is a colorless or pale yellow to green yellow liquid with a pleasant, buttery odor.

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Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR or AR) is the ability of a microbe to resist the effects of medication that once could successfully treat the microbe.

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Arsenophonus is a genus of Enterobacteriaceae, of the Gammaproteobacteria.

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Bacillus is a genus of gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria and a member of the phylum Firmicutes.

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Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry, is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms.

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Blochmannia is a genus of symbiotic bacteria found in carpenter ant.

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Brenneria is a genus of Enterobacteria, containing mostly pathogens of woody plants.

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Buchnera (bacterium)

Buchnera aphidicola, a member of the Proteobacteria, is the primary endosymbiont of aphids, and has been studied in the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum.

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Buttiauxella is a Gram-negative, aerobic, facultative anaerobic and motile genus of bacteria within the family of Enterobacteriaceae.

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In prokaryote nomenclature, Candidatus (Latin for candidate of Roman office, named after the white gown worn by Roman senators) is a component of the taxonomic name for a bacterium or other prokaryote, that cannot be maintained in a microbiological culture collection.

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Carbapenems are a class of highly effective antibiotic agents commonly used for the treatment of severe or high-risk bacterial infections.

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Catalase is a common enzyme found in nearly all living organisms exposed to oxygen (such as bacteria, plants, and animals).

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Cedecea is a genus of extremely rare bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae.

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Citrobacter is a genus of Gram-negative coliform bacteria in the Enterobacteriaceae family.

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Citrobacter freundii

Citrobacter freundii is a species of facultative anaerobic gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae.

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Cronobacter is a genus of Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, oxidase-negative, catalase-positive, rod-shaped bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae.

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Cytochrome c oxidase

The enzyme cytochrome c oxidase or Complex IV, is a large transmembrane protein complex found in bacteria, archaea, and in eukaryotes in their mitochondria.

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Deamination is the removal of an amine group from a protein molecule.

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Dickeya is a genus of the family Enterobacteriaceae that consists mainly of pathogens from herbaceous plants.

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Edwardsiella (bacterium)

Edwardsiella is a Gram-negative, fermentative genus of bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae.

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Enterobacter is a genus of common Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped, non-spore-forming bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae.

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Erwinia is a genus of Enterobacteriaceae bacteria containing mostly plant pathogenic species which was named for the famous plant pathologist, Erwin Frink Smith.

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Escherichia is a genus of Gram-negative, nonspore forming, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria from the family Enterobacteriaceae.

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Escherichia coli

Escherichia coli (also known as E. coli) is a Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped, coliform bacterium of the genus Escherichia that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms (endotherms).

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Ewingella americana

Ewingella americana is a Gram-negative rod, and the only species in the genus Ewingella.

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Facultative anaerobic organism

The title of this article should be "Facultative Aerobic Organism," as "facultative anaerobe" is a misnomer.

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Family (biology)

In biological classification, family (familia, plural familiae) is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.

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Fermentation is a metabolic process that consumes sugar in the absence of oxygen.

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Fimbria (bacteriology)

In bacteriology, a fimbria (plural fimbriae), also referred to as an "attachment pilus" by some scientists, is an appendage that can be found on many Gram-negative and some Gram-positive bacteria that is thinner and shorter than a flagellum.

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A flagellum (plural: flagella) is a lash-like appendage that protrudes from the cell body of certain bacterial and eukaryotic cells.

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Gammaproteobacteria are a class of bacteria.

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Gastrointestinal tract

The gastrointestinal tract (digestive tract, digestional tract, GI tract, GIT, gut, or alimentary canal) is an organ system within humans and other animals which takes in food, digests it to extract and absorb energy and nutrients, and expels the remaining waste as feces.

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In biology and chemistry, gelatinase is a proteolytic enzyme that allows a living organism to hydrolyse gelatin into its sub-compounds (polypeptides, peptides, and amino acids) that can cross the cell membrane and be used by the organism.

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Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms.

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A genus (genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology.

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Glucose is a simple sugar with the molecular formula C6H12O6.

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Gram-negative bacteria

Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain the crystal violet stain used in the gram-staining method of bacterial differentiation.

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Gut flora

Gut flora, or gut microbiota, or gastrointestinal microbiota, is the complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of humans and other animals, including insects.

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Hafnia (bacterium)

Hafnia is a genus of Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria in the family Enterobacteriaceae.

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International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes

The International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (ICNP) formerly the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria (ICNB) or Bacteriological Code (BC) governs the scientific names for Bacteria and Archaea.

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Klebsiella is a genus of nonmotile, Gram-negative, oxidase-negative, rod-shaped bacteria with a prominent polysaccharide-based capsule.

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Klebsiella pneumoniae

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative, non-motile, encapsulated, lactose-fermenting, facultative anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium.

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Kluyvera is a Gram negative, facultatively anaerobic bacterial and motile genus from the family of Enterobacteriaceae with have a peritrichous flagella.

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Lactic acid

Lactic acid is an organic compound with the formula CH3CH(OH)COOH.

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Lipopolysaccharides (LPS), also known as lipoglycans and endotoxins, are large molecules consisting of a lipid and a polysaccharide composed of O-antigen, outer core and inner core joined by a covalent bond; they are found in the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria.

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Mangrovibacter is a genus in the phylum Proteobacteria (Bacteria).

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Methyl red

Methyl red (2-(N,N-dimethyl-4-aminophenyl) azobenzenecarboxylic acid), also called C.I. Acid Red 2, is an indicator dye that turns red in acidic solutions.

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Model organism

A model organism is a non-human species that is extensively studied to understand particular biological phenomena, with the expectation that discoveries made in the organism model will provide insight into the workings of other organisms.

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Morganella morganii

Morganella morganii is a species of Gram-negative bacteria.

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Nitrate is a polyatomic ion with the molecular formula and a molecular mass of 62.0049 u.

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The nitrite ion, which has the chemical formula, is a symmetric anion with equal N–O bond lengths.

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Nutrient agar

Nutrient agar is a general purpose medium supporting growth of a wide range of non-fastidious organisms.

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An oxidase is an enzyme that catalyzes an oxidation-reduction reaction, especially one involving dioxygen (O2) as the electron acceptor.

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Oxidase test

The oxidase test is a test used in microbiology to determine if a bacterium produces certain cytochrome c oxidases.

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Pantoea is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae, recently separated from the genus Enterobacter.

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In evolutionary biology, parasitism is a relationship between species, where one organism, the parasite, lives on or in another organism, the host, causing it some harm, and is adapted structurally to this way of life.

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Pathogenic bacteria

Pathogenic bacteria are bacteria that can cause disease.

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Pectobacterium is a bacterial genus of the family Enterobacteriaceae; it used to be a member of the genus Erwinia, which was split into three genera: Erwinia, Pectobacterium, and Brenneria.

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Peptidoglycan, also known as murein, is a polymer consisting of sugars and amino acids that forms a mesh-like layer outside the plasma membrane of most bacteria, forming the cell wall.

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Phenol red

Phenol red (also known as phenolsulfonphthalein or PSP) is a pH indicator frequently used in cell biology laboratories.

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Phenylalanine (symbol Phe or F) is an α-amino acid with the formula.

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Phenylpyruvic acid

Phenylpyruvic acid is the organic compound with the formula C6H5CH2C(O)CO2H.

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Photorhabdus is a genus of bioluminescent, gram-negative bacilli which lives symbiotically within entomopathogenic nematodes, hence the name photo (which means light-producing) and rhabdus (rod-shape).

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Phytobacter is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria recently emerging from the grouping of isolates previously assigned to various genera of the family Enterobacteriaceae.

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Plesiomonas shigelloides

Plesiomonas shigelloides is a species of bacteria that was formerly classified in the family Vibrionaceae, but now most microbiologists agree that a better classification is in the family Enterobacteriaceae (see box on the right).

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Proteobacteria is a major phylum of gram-negative bacteria. They include a wide variety of pathogens, such as Escherichia, Salmonella, Vibrio, Helicobacter, Yersinia, Legionellales, and many other notable genera. Others are free-living (non-parasitic), and include many of the bacteria responsible for nitrogen fixation. Carl Woese established this grouping in 1987, calling it informally the "purple bacteria and their relatives". Because of the great diversity of forms found in this group, it was named after Proteus, a Greek god of the sea capable of assuming many different shapes and is not named after the genus Proteus. Some Alphaproteobacteria can grow at very low levels of nutrients and have unusual morphology such as stalks and buds. Others include agriculturally important bacteria capable of inducing nitrogen fixation in symbiosis with plants. The type order is the Caulobacterales, comprising stalk-forming bacteria such as Caulobacter. The Betaproteobacteria are highly metabolically diverse and contain chemolithoautotrophs, photoautotrophs, and generalist heterotrophs. The type order is the Burkholderiales, comprising an enormous range of metabolic diversity, including opportunistic pathogens. The Hydrogenophilalia are obligate thermophiles and include heterotrophs and autotrophs. The type order is the Hydrogenophilales. The Gammaproteobacteria are the largest class in terms of species with validly published names. The type order is the Pseudomonadales, which include the genera Pseudomonas and the nitrogen-fixing Azotobacter. The Acidithiobacillia contain only sulfur, iron and uranium-oxidising autotrophs. The type order is the Acidithiobacillales, which includes economically important organisms used in the mining industry such as Acidithiobacillus spp. The Deltaproteobacteria include bacteria that are predators on other bacteria and are important contributors to the anaerobic side of the sulfur cycle. The type order is the Myxococcales, which includes organisms with self-organising abilities such as Myxococcus spp. The Epsilonproteobacteria are often slender, Gram-negative rods that are helical or curved. The type order is the Campylobacterales, which includes important food pathogens such as Campylobacter spp. The Oligoflexia are filamentous aerobes. The type order is the Oligoflexales, which contains the genus Oligoflexus.

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Proteus (bacterium)

Proteus is a genus of Gram-negative Proteobacteria.

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Providencia (bacterium)

Providencia is a Gram-negative, motile bacterium of the family Enterobacteriaceae.

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The genus Raoultella is composed of Gram-negative, oxidase-negative, aerobic, nonmotile, capsulated, facultatively anaerobic rods (formerly designated Klebsiella) in the family Enterobacteriaceae.

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Rickettsia is a genus of nonmotile, Gram-negative, nonspore-forming, highly pleomorphic bacteria that can be present as cocci (0.1 μm in diameter), rods (1–4 μm long), or thread-like (10 μm long).

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Rouxiella chamberiensis

Rouxiella chamberiensis is a member of the Enterobacteriaceae family, and is the only member of the genus Rouxiella described so far.

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Salmonella is a genus of rod-shaped (bacillus) Gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae.

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Samsonia is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria in the family Enterobacteriaceae.

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Serratia is a genus of Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria of the Enterobacteriaceae family.

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Shigella is a genus of gram-negative, facultative anaerobic, nonspore-forming, non-motile, rod-shaped bacteria genetically closely related to E. coli.

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Shimwellia is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria of the Enterobacteriaceae family.

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Sister group

A sister group or sister taxon is a phylogenetic term denoting the closest relatives of another given unit in an evolutionary tree.

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Sodalis is a genus of bacteria within the family Enterobacteriaceae.

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Symbiosis (from Greek συμβίωσις "living together", from σύν "together" and βίωσις "living") is any type of a close and long-term biological interaction between two different biological organisms, be it mutualistic, commensalistic, or parasitic.

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Thorselliaceae is a family of bacteria belonging to the class Gammaproteobacteria and it was first described in February 2015.

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Tryptone is the assortment of peptides formed by the digestion of casein by the protease trypsin.

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Voges–Proskauer test

Voges–Proskauer or VP is a test used to detect acetoin in a bacterial broth culture.

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Wigglesworthia glossinidia

Wigglesworthia glossinidia is a species of gram-negative bacteria which was isolated from the gut of the tsetse fly.

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Xenorhabdus is a genus of motile, gram-negative bacteria from the family of the Enterobacteriaceae.

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Yersinia is a genus of bacteria in the family Yersiniaceae.

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Yersinia pestis

Yersinia pestis (formerly Pasteurella pestis) is a Gram-negative, non-motile rod-shaped coccobacillus, with no spores.

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Yokenella is a genus of bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterobacteriaceae

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