Escherichia coli

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Related to enteroinvasive Escherichia coli: enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli

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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Four biochemical tests for identification of probable enteroinvasive Escherichia coli strains.
Clonal relationship among invasive and non-invasive strains of enteroinvasive Escherichia coli serogroups.
Development of a set of multiplex PCR assays for the simultaneous identification of enterotoxigenic, enteropathogenic, enterohemorrhagic and enteroinvasive Escherichia coli.