What Does Enterobacteriaceae Mean?


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Lovika Grover answered
Enterobacteriaceae are a large family of bacteria that are aerobic but facultatively anaerobic. These bacteria are non-spore forming. Enterobacteriaceae comprise of gram-negative rod shaped bacilli.

These bacilli are found living in the large intestine of mammals. The family of enterobacteriaceae includes commonly known pathogens like Salmonella and Escherichia Coli. Escherichia Coli is the most common pathogen found. Most of the bacteria that belong to enterobacteriaceae are harmless, but some of them are harmful too. Some of the harmful ones like Salmonella and Shigella can cause a disease in the intestine.

Genetic studies have placed enterobacteriaceae among the Proteo bacteria, and they have been given their own order viz. Enterobacteriales, although it is sometimes taken to include some related environmental samples.
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Ady Mat answered
A large family of Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales.

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