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Descriptor English: Shigella
Descriptor Spanish: Shigella
Descriptor Portuguese: Shigella
Descriptor French: Shigella
Tree number(s): B03.440.450.425.850
B03.660.250.150.730
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012760
Scope note: A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that ferments sugar without gas production. Its organisms are intestinal pathogens of man and other primates and cause bacillary dysentery (DYSENTERY, BACILLARY).
Annotation: GEN; prefer specifics; infection = DYSENTERY, BACILLARY & specify species if pertinent (IM)
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
Related: Dysentery, Bacillary MeSH
DeCS ID: 13138
Unique ID: D012760
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Shigella - Preferred
Concept UI M0019770
Scope note A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that ferments sugar without gas production. Its organisms are intestinal pathogens of man and other primates and cause bacillary dysentery (DYSENTERY, BACILLARY).
Preferred term Shigella



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