genus Serratia

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Noun1.genus Serratia - a genus of motile peritrichous bacteria that contain small Gram-negative rod
bacteria genus - a genus of bacteria
Enterobacteriaceae, family Enterobacteriaceae - a large family of Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales
Serratia marcescens - the type species of the genus Serratia; a species found in water and soil and milk and foods and insects; can cause infections of the endocardium and blood and wounds and urinary tract and respiratory tract; has been tested as a bioweapon
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In general, species of the genus Serratia are isolated from plants (vegetables, mushrooms, mosses), digestive rodents tube (40% of small wild mammals carry Serratia spp.), Insects, water and soil [13].
Some insect pathogenic species of the genus Serratia have been isolated from different insects (Yaman et al.