Yersinia pestis

Yersinia pestis
Yersinia pestis.jpg
A scannin electron micrograph depictin a mass o Yersinia pestis bacteria in the foregut o an infectit flech
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Kinrick: Eubacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Cless: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Enterobacteriales
Faimily: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Yersinia
Species: Y. pestis
Binomial name
Yersinia pestis
(Lehmann & Neumann, 1896)
van Loghem, 1944
Synonyms

Bacillus

  • Bacille de la peste
    Yersin, 1894
  • Bacterium pestis
    Lehmann & Neumann, 1896
  • Pasteurella pestis
    (Lehmann & Neumann, 1896) Holland, 1920

Yersinia pestis[1] (umwhile Pasteurella pestis) is a Gram-negative, rod-shapit coccobacillus, a facultative anaerobic organism that can infect humans via the oriental ratton flech.[2] It causes the deidly disease cried bubonic plague (or "the plague" colloquially).[3][4]

ReferencesEedit

  1. Sutyak, Katya. "Yersinia Pestis." University of Connecticut. University of Connecticut, n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.
  2. Ryan KJ, Ray CG, eds. (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed.). McGraw Hill. pp. 484–488. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9.
  3. http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=BH-20150621-48754-USA
  4. CDC http://www.cdc.gov/plague/