enteric bacilli


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enteric bacilli

A broad term for bacilli present in the intestinal tract. Included are gram-negative non–spore-forming facultatively anaerobic bacilli such as Escherichia, Shigella, Salmonella, Klebsiella, and Yersinia. They may be present in the intestines of vertebrates as normal flora or pathogens.
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