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Shigella boydii
S. boydii on Hektoen enteric agar.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
Order: Enterobacteriales
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Shigella
Species: S. boydii
Binomial name
Shigella boydii
Ewing 1949

Shigella boydii is a Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Shigella. Like other member of the genus, S. boydii is a non-motile, non-sporeforming, rod-shaped bacteria which can cause dysentery in humans through fecal-oral contamination.[1]

S. boydii is the most genetically-divergent of the Shigella genus.[2] There are 18 known serotypes of Shigella boydii.[3][4] Shigella boydii is restricted to the Indian subcontinent.[3]

Sequenced genomes

  • Shigella boydii4 strain BS512 (serotype 18; group 1): 1 chromosome; 5 plasmids


  1. ^ Ryan KJ; Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed.). McGraw Hill. ISBN 0838585299.  
  2. ^ Feng L, Senchenkova SN, Yang J, Shashkov AS, Tao J, Guo H, Zhao G, Knirel YA, Reeves P, Wang L (2004). "Structural and genetic characterization of the Shigella boydii type 13 O antigen". J Bacteriol 186 (2): 383–92. doi:10.1128/JB.186.2.383-392.2004. PMID 14702307.  
  3. ^ a b Yang F, Yang J, Zhang X, et al. (2005). "Genome dynamics and diversity of Shigella species, the etiologic agents of bacillary dysentery". Nucleic Acids Res. 33 (19): 6445–58. doi:10.1093/nar/gki954. PMID 16275786.  
  4. ^ Pupo GM, Lan R, Reeves PR (September 2000). "Multiple independent origins of Shigella clones of Escherichia coli and convergent evolution of many of their characteristics". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 97 (19): 10567–72. doi:10.1073/pnas.180094797. PMID 10954745.  

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Superregnum: Bacteria
Regnum: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Classis: Gamma Proteobacteria
Ordo: Enterobacteriales
Familia: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Shigella
Species: Shigella boydii


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