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The genus consists of a group of opportunistic Gram-negative pathogens associated with severe and potentially life-threatening medical diseases. Until fairly recently, the genus was thought to be a single species known as ( ). However, in 2007, the genus was formally named as a member of the family ( ). Through new identification techniques and genomic sequencing, we have since learned a great deal about the bacteria that make up this genus ( ). Now, 10 individual species have been identified ( ). These bacteria have been found in a wide range of environments, including water, food, and soil ( ). In the clinical setting, spp. have been isolated in feces, sputum, blood, bone marrow, and cerebrospinal fluid ( ).

Citation: Blackwood B, Hunter C. 2016. spp., p 255-263. In Scheld W, Hughes J, Whitley R (ed), Emerging infections 10. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.EI10-0002-2015
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Image is taken at magnification of ×100 with z-stack under fluorescein isothiocyanate, 4′,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI), and differential interference contrast channels. has been cloned with green fluorescent protein expression and is shown in green; the nucleus is stained with DAPI and shown in blue. can be seen to permeabilize the cell (Caco-2). Scale bar is 15 μm.

Citation: Blackwood B, Hunter C. 2016. spp., p 255-263. In Scheld W, Hughes J, Whitley R (ed), Emerging infections 10. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.EI10-0002-2015
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Rat pups fed formula contaminated with have findings resembling neonatal NEC. The rat pup bowel is dilated, and pneumatosis can be clearly seen in the bowel wall.

Citation: Blackwood B, Hunter C. 2016. spp., p 255-263. In Scheld W, Hughes J, Whitley R (ed), Emerging infections 10. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.EI10-0002-2015
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