Yersinia

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Yersinia
Yersinia pestis.jpg
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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 the bubonic plague, one of the most dreaded diseases of the 18th century. Yersinia enterocolitica causes the disease yersiniosis.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Disease Listing, Yersinia enterocolitica, General Info | CDC Bacterial, Mycotic Diseases". cdc.gov. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 5 July 2011. Yersinia enterocolitica Check date values in: |year= (help)