Updated: 11/23/2015

Introduction to the Enterics

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  • The enterics are Gram-negative bacteria that are
    • part of the normal intestinal flora
    • cause GI disease
  • Classification can be phylogenic or biochemical
  • Phylogenic groups
    • Enterobacteriaceae
      • E. coli
      • Klebsiella pneumoniae
      • Salmonella
      • Shigella
      • Proteus
      • Serratia
    • Vibrionaceae
      • Vibrio cholerae
      • Campylobacter jejuni
      • Helicobacter pylori
    • Pseudomonadaceae
      • Pseudmonas aeruginosa
    • Bacteroidaceae
      • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Biochemical classifications
    • ability to ferment lactose 
      • pink on MacConkey agar
        • Citrobacter
        • Klebsiella
        • E. coli
        • Enterobacter
        • Serratia
    • production of H2S
 

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