genus of bacteria
Escherichia is a genus of bacteria. They are named after the German doctor, Theodor Escherich, who discovered Escherichia coli, a bacterium common in human intestines. Escherichia is similar to Enterobacter.
|SEM micrograph of cluster of Escherichia coli bacteria. Each individual bacterium is oblong-shaped|
Castellani & Chalmers 1919