Escherichia fergusonii

Vet Microbiol. 2014 Aug 6;172(1-2):7-12. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2014.04.016. Epub 2014 May 9.


Escherichia fergusonii was introduced in the genus Escherichia almost 65 years later than Escherichia coli after which the genus was named. From then (1985) onwards mainly case reports on E. fergusonii associated with disease in individuals of veterinary or human origin have been reported and only very few more extensive studies became available. This has resulted in very fragmented knowledge on this organism. The aim of this manuscript is to give an overview of what is known on E. fergusonii today and to stimulate more research on this organism so that better insight can be obtained in the role that E. fergusonii plays in human and animal infections.

Keywords: Escherichia coli; Escherichia fergusonii; Infectious agent; Pathogenicity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Drug Resistance, Bacterial
  • Escherichia / genetics*
  • Escherichia / isolation & purification
  • Escherichia / metabolism
  • Escherichia / pathogenicity*
  • Escherichia coli Infections / diagnosis
  • Escherichia coli Infections / drug therapy
  • Escherichia coli Infections / microbiology*
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Phenotype
  • Virulence


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents