Escherichia coli

Kolibakterie

Svensk definition

En art gramnegativa, fakultativt anaeroba och stavformade bakterier som normalt förekommer i den nedre delen av tarmkanalen hos varmblodiga djur. Vanligtvis är den inte patogen, men vissa stammar kan ge upphov till diarré och variga infektioner. Syn. E. coli.

Engelsk definition

A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria (GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANAEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. Pathogenic strains (virotypes) are classified by their specific pathogenic mechanisms such as toxins (ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI), etc.

Svenska synonymer

Escherichia coli

Engelska synonymer

E coli Diffusely Adherent Escherichia coli Diffusely Adherent E. coli Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli Enteroinvasive E. coli Alkalescens-Dispar Group Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli EAggEC Enteroaggregative E. coli