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(Microbiology) a genus of Gram-negative rodlike bacteria that are found in the intestines of humans and many animals, esp E. coli, which is sometimes pathogenic and is widely used in genetic research
[C19: named after Theodor Escherich (1857–1911), German paediatrician who first described E. coli]
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Noun1.escherichia - a genus of enteric bacteria
enteric bacteria, enterics, enterobacteria, entric - rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals
genus Escherichia - a genus of bacteria
E. coli, 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
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Escherichia coli strains capable of causing disease outside the gastrointestinal tract belong to a diverse group of isolates referred to as uropathogenic E.
Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) with the serotype O157:H7 is characterized by the possession of stx gene(s), the locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE)--encoded type 3 secretion system (T3SS), and a large virulence plasmid (pO157) that encodes enterohemolysin and other virulence factors, such as catalase-peroxidase KatP, a type II secretion system, and the protease EspP (1).
For elucidating effect of quorum sensing (QS) systems I and II (QS-1 and QS-II) on Escherichia coli flagellin expression, E.
They cover staphylococcal enterotoxins: food poisoning and detection methods; Salmonella species; Campylobacter species; Escherichia coli O157:H7; diarrhea and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli; Listeria monocytogenes as foodborne pathogen: genetic approaches, identification, and detection methods; Shigella: a threat to the food industry; and noroviruses.
On page 7 of their review article on Shiga-(Vero) toxigenic Escherichia coli, Thomas et al.
Escherichia coli is a bacterium generally found in the gut of warm-blooded animals (Kaper et al., 2004).
(1,2) Various pathogens are responsible for causing UTIs, of which Escherichia coli account for the majority of infections.
In vitro antimicrobial activity was performed by determining MIC of compounds by broth micro dilution method (Wayn, 2012) against multidrug resistant (MDR) and normal strains viz., methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli (MDR), Klebsiella species (MDR), Salmonella typhimurium (MDR), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDR), E.
Urinary tract infections afflict 10.5 million women in the United States each year and uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC) are primarily responsible for these infections in humans [1].