Escherichia coli and Other Enterobacteriaceae: Occurrence and Detection

L. Rogers*, K. Power, P. O. Gaora, S. Fanning

*Corresponding author for this work

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Enterobacteriaceae is a large family of gram-negative bacteria associated with a wide range of disease. This article will focus on the food-borne pathogenic members of importance to human health with a particular emphasis on Escherichia coli. For each of the organisms highlighted, the taxonomy, general bacteriological features, and their relevance to public health will be described in brief. In addition, current detection and identification strategies will be outlined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Food and Health
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780123849533
ISBN (Print)9780123849472
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cronobacter
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Escherichia coli
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Salmonella
  • Yersinia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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