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Citrobacter, Enterobacter, Klebsiella, Plesiomonas, Serratia, and Other Members of the Enterobacteriaceae

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Patrick R. Murray PhD Chief, Microbiology Service1,
  2. Barry Holmes MSc PhD DSC FIBiol2,
  3. Hazel M. Aucken MA PhD3

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0057

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Murray, P. R., Holmes, B. and Aucken, H. M. 2010. Citrobacter, Enterobacter, Klebsiella, Plesiomonas, Serratia, and Other Members of the Enterobacteriaceae. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Bethesda, MD, USA

  2. 2

    Health Protection Agency, Head, National Collection of Type Cultures Centre for Infections, London, UK

  3. 3

    Health Protection Agency, Formerly Clinical Microbiologist, Specialist and Reference Microbiology Division, Centre for Infections, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Citrobacter
  • 3
    Klebsiella
  • 4
    Enterobacter
  • 5
    Serratia
  • 6
    Cedecea
  • 7
    Edwardsiella
  • 8
    Ewingella
  • 9
    Hafnia
  • 10
    Kluyvera
  • 11
    Leclercia
  • 12
    Leminorella
  • 13
    Moellerella
  • 14
    Rahnella
  • 15
    Tatumella
  • 16
    Yokenella
  • 17
    Other Genera
  • 18
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • Enterobacteriaceae-important members, Escherichia, Shigella, Salmonella, Proteus;
  • Citrobacter species-motile organisms fermenting glucose with gas production;
  • Citrobacter-resembling other members of Enterobacteriaceae;
  • Klebsiella organisms-nonmotile and capsulate;
  • Klebsiella species and chief biochemical reactions;
  • susceptibility to antimicrobial agents;
  • strains of K. pneumoniae-giving rise to community-acquired cases of severe bronchopneumonia;
  • Cedecea-motile, producing gas from glucose