Enterobacter (genus)

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Enterobacter cloacae causing rot in oinion bulbs (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University
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Enterobacter Hormaeche and Edwards, 1960

This genus contains around 35 species of rod-shaped and Gram-negative bacteria. They are facultatively anaerobic and widely distributed in many habitats. Some strains are human pathogens and a number of forms have been reported to cause plant diseases. For example, Enterobacter cloacae causes several plant diseases like onion bulb decay in the field and in storage.


The following species are currently entered under Dickeya (genus):