Escherichia coli

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Esch•e•rich•i•a co•li

(ˌɛʃ əˈrɪk i ə ˈkoʊ laɪ)

n.
a species of rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria in the large intestine of humans and other animals, sometimes pathogenic.
[< New Latin, after T. Escherich (1857–1911), German physician; see -ia, coliform]
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Noun1.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
escherichia - a genus of enteric bacteria
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coli if a PCR result was positive for the gene coding an invasion protein; as EAggEC if a PCR result was positive for the gene coding a transporter protein; and as diffusely adherent E.
Two other strains presented the EAST1 gene, usually found in EaggEC (strains V3 and S20).
coli isolates recovered from liver, lung and intestine of affected pigs were examined for presence of genes encoding various virulence factors associated with pathogroups such as EPEC (eae/bfpA), EAggEC (eagg), ETEC (elt/est) and STEC ([stx.