is e coli a staphylococcus ?


is e coli a staphylococcus

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Janet R. Atwood 2022-11-16T06:55:21+00:00 1 Answer 6 views New Member 0

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    No, Escherichia coli (E. coli) is not a member of the Staphylococcus genus. E. coli and Staphylococcus are two distinct types of bacteria with different characteristics. E. coli belongs to the genus Escherichia within the family Enterobacteriaceae, while Staphylococcus is a separate genus belonging to the family Staphylococcaceae. While both E. coli and Staphylococcus can be found in various environments and can cause infections, they have different shapes, structures, and biochemical properties that distinguish them from one another.

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