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Shigella flexneri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gamma Proteobacteria
Order: Enterobacteriales
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Shigella
Species: S. flexneri
Binomial name
Shigella flexneri
Castellani & Chalmers 1919

Shigella flexneri is a species of Gram-negative bacteria in the genus Shigella that can cause diarrhea in humans. There are several different serogroups of Shigella; S. flexneri belongs to group B. S. flexneri infections can usually be treated with antibiotics although some strains have become resistant. Less severe cases are not usually treated because they become more resistant in the future.


  • Ryan KJ; Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed. ed.). McGraw Hill. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9.  


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Superregnum: Bacteria
Regnum: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Classis: Gamma Proteobacteria
Ordo: Enterobacteriales
Familia: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Shigella
Species: Shigella flexneri
Subspecies: Shigella flexneri 1b - Shigella flexneri 2a - Shigella flexneri 5 - Shigella flexneri 1a - Shigella flexneri 3a - Shigella flexneri 5a - Shigella flexneri 6 - Shigella flexneri Y - Shigella flexneri 3b - Shigella flexneri 200217 -



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