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Substance Name: Escherichia coli
RN: 68583-22-2


  • A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria ( GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANAEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. Pathogenic strains (virotypes) are classified by their specific pathogenic mechanisms such as toxins ( ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI), etc.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Classification Codes

  • TSCA Flag XU (Exempt from Reporting under Chemical Data Reporting Rule)
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Names and Synonyms


  • E coli
  • Escherichia coli
  • Pleo san coli

Systematic Name

  • Escherichia coli

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 68583-22-2

System Generated Number

  • 0068583222