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Escherichia coli MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Escherichia coli
Tree Number(s)
B03.440.450.425.325.300
B03.660.250.150.180.100
Unique ID
D004926
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004926
Annotation
not for "coliform bacillus" ( = COLIFORM BACILLI see ENTEROBACTERIACEAE); note specific strains; infection = ESCHERICHIA COLI INFECTIONS
Scope Note
A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria (GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANAEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. Pathogenic strains (virotypes) are classified by their specific pathogenic mechanisms such as toxins (ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI), etc.
Entry Term(s)
Alkalescens-Dispar Group
Bacillus coli
Bacterium coli
Bacterium coli commune
Diffusely Adherent E. coli
Diffusely Adherent Escherichia coli
E coli
EAggEC
Enteroaggregative E. coli
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli
Enterococcus coli
Enteroinvasive E. coli
Enteroinvasive Escherichia coli
Registry Number
txid562
NLM Classification #
QW 138.5.E8
See Also
Escherichia coli Proteins
Public MeSH Note
ALKALESCENS-DISPAR GROUP was heading 1975-96 (see under ESCHERICHIA 1975-90); was see under SHIGELLA 1974; was see under ENTEROBACTERIACEAE 1968-73
Online Note
use SHIGELLA to search ALKALESCENS-DISPAR GROUP 1974; use ENTEROBACTERIACEAE 1966-73
History Note
ALKALESCENS-DISPAR GROUP was heading 1975-96 (see under ESCHERICHIA 1975-90); was see under SHIGELLA 1974; was see under ENTEROBACTERIACEAE 1963-73 (Prov 1963-67)
Date Established
1960/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/09/02
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