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Descriptor English: Salmonella
Descriptor Spanish: Salmonella
Descriptor Portuguese: Salmonella
Descriptor French: Salmonella
Tree number(s): B03.440.450.425.800
B03.660.250.150.710
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012475
Scope note: A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that utilizes citrate as a sole carbon source. It is pathogenic for humans, causing enteric fevers, gastroenteritis, and bacteremia. Food poisoning is the most common clinical manifestation. Organisms within this genus are separated on the basis of antigenic characteristics, sugar fermentation patterns, and bacteriophage susceptibility.
Annotation: GEN or unspecified; prefer specifics; infection = SALMONELLA INFECTIONS or its specifics: see notes on species terms for various infections
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS ID: 12852
Unique ID: D012475
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Salmonella - Preferred
Concept UI M0019388
Scope note A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that utilizes citrate as a sole carbon source. It is pathogenic for humans, causing enteric fevers, gastroenteritis, and bacteremia. Food poisoning is the most common clinical manifestation. Organisms within this genus are separated on the basis of antigenic characteristics, sugar fermentation patterns, and bacteriophage susceptibility.
Preferred term Salmonella



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