Escherichia coli

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Esch•e•rich•i•a co•li

(ˌɛʃ əˈrɪk i ə ˈkoʊ laɪ)

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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A group of outer membrane protein (OMP) genes has been documented in the Enterobacteriaceae species including Escherichia coli, Shigellaflexneri, Salmonella typhimurium, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Serratia marcescens, Proteus vulgaris, Proteus mirabilis, and Providencia stuartii.
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Escherichia coli strains can be categorized into four main phylogenetic groups A, B1, B2 and D, by assessing the presence or absence of three genetic sequences called chuA (existing in B2 and D phylogroups, absent from B1 and A), yjaA (existing in B2, absent from D) and TSPE4.C2 (existing in B1, absent from group A) (Clermont et al., 2000).
Detection of CTX-M-15 among uropathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from five major hospitals in Tripoli, Libya.
1 2 3 4 5 Staphylococcus aureus (MDR) - 250 500 250 - Escherichia coli (MDR) - 500 750 500 - Klebsiella species (MDR) - 1000 500 500 - Salmonella typhimurium (MDR) - 250 500 250 - Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDR) - 500 500 1000 - Escherichia coli ATCC-8739 500 250 500 750 250 Staphylococcus aureus ATCC-25923 250 250 125 125 125 Staphylococcus aureus 250 500 125 62.5 31.25 Escherichia coli - 250 500 1000 125 Klebsiella species 250 62.5 500 250 31.25 Pseudomonas aeruginosa 250 31.25 1500 125 500 Name of bacteria/compound no.
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Enumeration of Escherichia coli. Enumeration of Escherichia coli was done as described in ISO 16649-3 [25].