GC: n

S: NCBI – https://bit.ly/2GRFfSN (last access: 29 July 2015); MM – https://mrkmnls.co/2WjURoC (last access: 29 July 2015).

N: 1. From the genus name Klebsiella.

  • Plural: klebsiellas.
  • Any of the genus Klebsiella of rod-shaped bacteria, which cause many diseases in humans.

2. Klebsiella (genus Klebsiella), any of a group of rod-shaped bacteria of the family Enterobacteriaceae. Klebsiella organisms are categorized microbiologically as gram-negative, facultative anaerobic, nonmotile bacteria. Klebsiella organisms occur in soil and water and on plants, and some strains are considered a part of the normal flora of the human gastrointestinal tract. The genus is named for German physician and bacteriologist Edwin Klebs.
3. Klebsiella is a genus of Enterobacteriaceae closely related metabolically to Enterobacter, but differing in its range of surface antigens and in often being a primary pathogen.

S: 1. Wiktionary – https://bit.ly/2IUjhlg (last access: 1 May 2019). 2. EncBrit – https://bit.ly/2J9upKC (last access: 1 May 2019). 3. TERMIUM PLUS – https://bit.ly/2GVKC4o (last access: 1 May 2019); GDT – https://bit.ly/2LdVFKs (last access: 1 May 2019).


CR: bacterium