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  1. yersinia(Noun)

    A Gram-negative bacterium, of the genus Yersinia, that is an etiological agent of several diseases in animals and humans. Notably Yersinia pestis, which causes bubonic plague.


  1. Yersinia

    Yersinia is a genus of bacteria in the family Enterobacteriaceae. Yersinia are Gram-negative rod shaped bacteria, a few micrometers long and fractions of a micrometer in diameter, and are facultative anaerobes. Some members of Yersinia are pathogenic in humans; in particular, Y. pestis is the causative agent of the plague. Rodents are the natural reservoirs of Yersinia; less frequently other mammals serve as the host. Infection may occur either through blood or in an alimentary fashion, occasionally via consumption of food products contaminated with infected urine or feces. Speculations exist as to whether or not certain Yersinia can also be spread via protozoonotic mechanisms, since Yersinia are known to be facultative intracellular parasites; studies and discussions of the possibility of amoeba-vectored Yersinia propagation and proliferation are now in progress.

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  1. Yersinia

    A genus of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic rod- to coccobacillus-shaped bacteria that occurs in a broad spectrum of habitats.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yersinia in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yersinia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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