enterobacterium


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en·ter·o·bac·te·ri·um

 (ĕn′tə-rō-băk-tîr′ē-əm)
n. pl. en·ter·o·bac·te·ri·a (-tîr′ē-ə)
Any of various gram-negative, rod-shaped, often enteric bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae that includes some plant and animal pathogens, such as salmonella.

enterobacterium

(ˌɛntərəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm)
n, pl -ria (-rɪə)
(Microbiology) any of a class of Gram-negative rodlike bacteria that occur in the gastrointestinal tract
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Enterobacterium was determined using desoxycholate citrate agar lactose (DCL) while Salmonella-Schigella agar was used for Salmonella.
Duodeno-jejunal flora comprises aero-anaerobic species (streptococci), ileal flora is predominantly anaerobic (bacteroids) and colonic and fecal flora comprises anaerobes (bacteroids, enterobacterium, peptostreptococci, clostridia, etc.
Likely alternatives for its acquisition are 1) intestinal selection or acquisition of a resistant enterobacterium and in vivo transference to a freshly acquired Shigella or 2) direct acquisition of the resistant strain from contaminated water (not sustained, as no other resistant Shigella was obtained from the same community in the following year).