Family Enterobacteriaceae

∞ generated and posted on 2016.01.29 ∞

A group of Gram-negative, rod-shaped, glucose fermenting, facultatively anaerobic bacteria.

Includes but is not limited to the following genera (as listed in alphabetical order): Citrobacter, Enterobacter, Escherichia, Hafnia, Klebsiella, Proteus, Salmonella, Serratia, Shigella, and Yersinia.

Members include coliform bacteria, which are used as indicators of fecal contamination, such as of water.