Enterobacteriaceae

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Enterobacteriaceae a large family of Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria of the order Eubacteriales
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Usage


In news:

The production of ?-lactamases in Gram-negative bacteria, including Enterobacteriaceae, is a serious bacterial resistance problem worldwide.
Gram-negative Enterobacteriaceae with resistance to carbapenem conferred by New Delhi metallo-?-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) are potentially a major global health problem.
The bacteria, known as Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, are named for their ability to fight off carbapenem antibiotics -- the last line of defense in the medical community's toolbox.
In other words, it looked like a single resistance gene was jumping among different bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family, creating new bugs before their eyes.
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