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Species/Subspecies: Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica
Etymology: Genus name: named after the American bacteriologist D. E. Salmon.
Species epithet: of the gut
Subspecies epithet: see Species epithet.
Significance:  [Very important]   
Old Species Name(s):Salmonella choleraesuis subsp. choleraesuis
Type Strain: LT2 (serovar Typhimurium) = ATCC 43971 = NCTC 12416.
Macromorphology (smell):
Salmonella enterica Salmonella enterica Salmonella enterica 
Medium sized greyish colonies (2-4 mm in diameter).
Micromorphology: Motile rods (0.7-1.5 x 2.0-5.0 µm) with peritrichous flagella
Gram +/Gram -:
Fig. 70:4. Gram staining of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica, serovar Typhimurium. The difference between A and B is the degree of magnification and the length of the scale bars is equivalen to 5 µm in both images. Date: 2012-04-03

Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Other Enzymes: Ornithine decarboxylase +, tryptophanase - (= indol -), urease -
Biochemical Tests: Citrate +
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
Other carbohydrates: Dulcitol +. Cf. subsp. arizonae. Sorbose phosphate -. Ferments glucose under production of gas and acid.
Spec. Char.:
Special Media:
Salmonella enterica Salmonella enterica Salmonella enterica 
Salmonella enterica Salmonella enterica Salmonella enterica 
BG agar, MSRV agar and XLD agar are often used for S. enterica subsp. enterica. As fluid medium, BPW and RVS broth are used.
Hosts: The serovars Typhimurium and Enteritidis are common in many different species (including humans). Serovar Dublin is often found in cattle. The serovars Choleraesuis and Derby are particularly associated with pigs. The serovars Livingstone, Gallinarum and Pullorum are associated to poultry. Serovar Diarizonae is associated to sheep.

Typhoid fever and Paratyroid fever in humans are caused by the serovar Typhi and Paratyphi, respectively, which are invasive and can cause serious systemic infections in humans. Serovar Typhi has only been detected in humans, while serovar Paratyphi has also been detected in some other animals.

Disease (Swedish):Salmonella (matförgiftning)
Disease (English):Human gastroenteritis (salmonellosis)
Clinical Picture: Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and fever.
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
NC_006905 SC-B67 (Serovar Choleraesuis) 4 755 700 1c + 2l 

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
X80681  ATCC 13311 1540 

 Salmonella enterica
Two species have been described within genus Salmonella. S. enterica belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae and is closely related to members of the genera Escherichia and Shigella. In fact, all members of these three genera Shigella form a monophyletic cluster (see Fig. 70:11 to the left).
Legislation: Salmonella infections are zoonotic, notifiable in Sweden and some of them are regulated by the law of zoonosis. S. enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhi, belongs to category B, as possible biological weapon according to NIAID
Comment:There are at least 2600 different serovars of S. enterica subsp. enterica.
Reference(s): No. 118
Link: Salmonella nomenclature

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