∞ generated and posted on 2016.02.16 ∞

Various (gamma)proteobacteria that are glucose-fermenting, Gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic rods; including members of genus Escherichia, Klebsiella, Salmonella, Shigella, Yersinia, etc.

'Enterics' in microbiology is used as shorthand to refer to the group of bacteria that collectively make up family Enterobacteriaceae.

Enterics are members of family Enterobacteriaceae, with 'Enterics' simply serving as shorthand for that designation.

More generally, however, the term 'Enterics' can simply refer to members of gut normal flora (a.k.a., normal microbiota), independent of their .

Note that not all enterics actually live within . For example, the enteric is a .