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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
Order: Enterobacteriales
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Klebsiella
Trevisan 1885

K. granulomatis
K. oxytoca
K. pneumoniae
K. singaporensis
K. variicola

Klebsiella is a genus of non-motile, Gram-negative, oxidase-negative, rod shaped bacteria with a prominent polysaccharide-based capsule.[1] Frequent human pathogens, Klebsiella organisms can lead to a wide range of disease states, notably pneumonia, urinary tract infections, septicemia, ankylosing spondylitis, and soft tissue infections.[2]

Klebsiella species are ubiquitous in nature.[3]


  1. ^ Ryan KJ; Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed.). McGraw Hill. p. 370. ISBN 0838585299.  
  2. ^ Podschun R, Ullmann U (1998). "Klebsiella spp. as nosocomial pathogens: epidemiology, taxonomy, typing methods, and pathogenicity factors". Clin Microbiol Rev 11 (4): 589–603. PMID 9767057.  
  3. ^ Bagley S (1985). "Habitat association of Klebsiella species". Infect Control 6 (2): 52–8. PMID 3882590.  

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Superregnum: Bacteria
Regnum: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Classis: Gamma Proteobacteria
Ordo: Enterobacteriales
Familia: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Klebsiella
Species: K. ornithinolytica - K. oxytoca - K. ozaenae - K. planticola - K. pneumoniae - K. rhinoscleromatis - K. terrigena


Klebsiella Trevisan, 1885

Vernacular names

中文: 克雷伯氏菌屬


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