Shigella

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Shigella

 

a genus of microorganisms of the family Enterobacteriaceae. It comprises different species of the causative agent of dysentery in monkeys and humans. They are gram-negative, nonmotile, nonspore-forming rods measuring 2–3 micrometers long and 0.6 micrometer wide. Aerobes and facultative anaerobes are distinguished. Shigellae form delicate semitransparent colonies on agar. They are subdivided into different types according to the colicins they secrete.

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Those are two observations from the first effort to characterize the epidemiology of Shigella boydii 20, which was first detected by Health Canada in 1999, Dr.
The crude extract was screened against various human pathogens including Corynebacterium diphtherium, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus morganni, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi, Shigella boydii, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pyogenes by agar well diffusion method (Atta-ur-Rahman et al.
The filtrates were tested against Shigella sonnei, Shigella boydii, and Shigella fiexnerii for plaque production.