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shi·gel·la

 (shĭ-gĕl′ə)
n. pl. shi·gel·lae (-gĕl′ē) also shi·gel·las
Any of various nonmotile, rod-shaped bacteria of the genus Shigella, which includes some species that cause dysentery.

[New Latin Shigella, genus name, after Kiyoshi Shiga (1870-1957), Japanese bacteriologist.]

shigella

(ʃɪˈɡɛlə)
n
(Microbiology) any rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium of the genus Shigella; some species cause dysentery
[C20: named after K. Shiga (1870–1957), Japanese bacteriologist, who discovered it]

shi•gel•la

(ʃɪˈgɛl ə)

n., pl. -gel•lae (-ˈgɛl i)
-gel•las.
any of several rod-shaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Shigella, certain species of which are pathogenic.
[< New Latin (1918), after Kiyoshi Shiga (1870–1957), Japanese scientist; see -ella]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shigella - rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon
enteric bacteria, enterics, enterobacteria, entric - rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals
genus Shigella - a genus of bacteria
shiga bacillus, Shigella dysentariae - a bacillus that causes dysentery
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The test was performed against different strains of bacteria such as Escherichia coli (MTCC 590), Klebsiella pneumonia (MTCC 9509), Shigella boydii (MTCC 11947), Salmonella typhi (MTCC 3224), Staphylococcus aureus (MTCC 1430), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MTCC 4673), Proteus vulgaris (MTCC 658),Micrococcus luteus (ATCC 106), Vibrio cholera (MTCC 3906) and fungi such as, Candida albicans (MTCC 183), Candida parapsilosis (MTCC 2509) and Candida tropicalis (MTCC 184).
2010 2011 Microorganismo N % N % Shigella boydii 3 4,7 4 4,4 Shigella flexneri 41 64,1 36 40 Shigella sonnei 20 31,3 50 55,6 Total 64 100,0 90 100,0 Tabla 2.
dysenteriae), Shigella flexneri, Shigella sonnei, and Shigella boydii are the four species that comprise the Shigellae genus and are divided into over 45 serotypes depending on the structure of the O antigen component of their outer membrane lipopolysaccharide (1), (3).