|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the Japanese bacteriologist K. Shiga, who first (1896) discovered the bacterium, which causes dysentery.|
Species epithet: named after the american bacteriologist Simon Flexner
|Type Strain:||ATCC 29903.|
|Micromorphology:||S. flexneri exhibits actin-based motility (see references 154 and 155 below).|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
Glucose (gas) -, melibiose -, xylose -.
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Four species have been described within the genus Shigella. These species and Escherichia coli are all very closely related and can phylogenetically be regarded as the same species. In spite of that fact, they have been taxonomically arranged into two different genera.|
|Reference(s):||No. 154, 155|
|Dissertation with bacteriological connection|
On Friday, November 24, at 09:15 Madeleine Moazzami defends her thesis with the title: "Foodborne bacteria in slaughterhouses with focus on cleaning and disinfection". The defense takes place in Lennart Kennes hall, BioCentrum, campus Ultuna. All interested parties are welcome to attend.Published 2023-11-20. Read more...