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Escherichia
SEM micrograph of cluster of Escherichia coli bacteria. Each individual bacterium is oblong-shaped
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Enterobacteriales
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Escherichia
Castellani & Chalmers 1919
Species

E. albertii
E. blattae
E. coli
E. fergusonii
E. hermannii
E. vulneris

Escherichia is a genus of bacteria. They are named after the German doctor, Theodor Escherich, who discovered Escherichia coli, a bacterium common in human intestines. Escherichia is similar to Enterobacter.


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