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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.
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(ˌɛn tə roʊ bækˈtɪər i ə)

n.pl., sing. -te•ri•um (-ˈtɪər i əm)
rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae, as those of the genera Escherichia, Salmonella, and Shigella, occurring normally or pathogenically in the intestines.
en`ter•o•bac•te′ri•al, adj.
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Noun1.enterobacteria - rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
Enterobacteriaceae, family Enterobacteriaceae - a large family of Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales
escherichia - a genus of enteric bacteria
klebsiella - a genus of nonmotile rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some cause respiratory and other infections
salmonella - rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; cause typhoid fever and food poisoning; can be used as a bioweapon
shigella - rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm-blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon
erwinia - rod-shaped motile bacteria that attack plants
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In many jobs it is noted that basically they are conditional pathogenic microorganisms of the family of enterobacteria, and E.coli is the leading among them (Dyadik and Kolesnik, 2003; Strachunskiy, 1999; Chew et al., 2006).
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In a second study; French investigators examining the effect of bacteremias caused by ESBL-producing enterobacteria found there was a significant increase in the prevalence of ESBL E.
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Esta informacion demuestra la importancia de los resultados ya que en la EBTRF se ha confirmado la presencia de la enterobacteria Salmonella sp.
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Nevertheless, this test is a limit test, which means that the product can still contain enterobacteria within a specified range; so, without an additional pathogen specific test, a single colony of E.