Yersinia

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Yersinia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Enterobacteriales
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Yersinia
van Loghem, 1944
Species

Y. aldovae
Y. aleksiciae
Y. bercovieri
Y. enterocolitica
Y. frederiksenii
Y. intermedia
Y. kristensenii
Y. mollaretii
Y. pestis
Y. pseudotuberculosis
Y. rohdei
Y. ruckeri

Yersinia is a bacterium in the large family of bacteria, Enterobacteriaceae. Yersinia pestis is the type genus. Yersinia pestis is also the cause of plague, one of the most dreaded diseases of the 18th century. Yersinia enterocolitica causes the disease Yersiniosis.[1]

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