Shigella

Microbiology

  • Member of Family Enterobacteriaceae (see Enterobacteriaceae, [[Enterobacteriaceae]])
  • Non-Lactose Fermenting Gram-Negative Rod

Medically-Relevant Members of Shigella Genus

  • Shigella dysenteriae (serogroup A) (see Shigella Dysenteriae, [[Shigella Dysenteriae]]): 12 serotypes
  • Shigella flexneri (serogroup B): 6 serotypes
  • Shigella boydii (serogroup C): 18 serotypes
  • Shigella sonnei (serogroup D): 1 serotype

References

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