Gram Negative Enteric Bacilli

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Gram negative enteric rods are rod-shaped bacteria that usually are found as single individual cells.  This group is facultatively anaerobic, and includes the common enteric bacteria including many pathogens.

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Initial tests of value in their identification include:

Once several tests have been completed, it would be wise consult the Identification Matrix ("View" Identification Matrix) to decide on further tests of value toward obtaining an identification.