Escherichia coli

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Escherichia coli
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Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Enterobacteriales
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Escherichia
Species: E. coli
Binomial name
Escherichia coli
(Migula 1895)
Castellani an Chalmers 1919
Synonyms

Bacillus coli communis Escherich 1885

Escherichia coli (/ˌɛʃˈrɪkiə ˈkl/;[1] commonly abbreviatit E. coli) is a Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium o the genus Escherichia that is commonly foond in the lawer intestine o warm-bluidit organisms (endotherms).[2] Maist E. coli strains are harmless, but some serotypes can cause serious fuid poisonin in thair hosts, an are occasionally responsible for product recalls due tae fuid contamination.[3][4]

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  2. Singleton P (1999). Bacteria in Biology, Biotechnology and Medicine (5th ed.). Wiley. pp. 444–454. ISBN 0-471-98880-4. 
  3. "Escherichia coli". CDC National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  4. Vogt RL, Dippold L (2005). "Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with consumption of ground beef, June–July 2002". Public Health Rep. 120 (2): 174–8. PMC 1497708. PMID 15842119.