Salmonella Bacteria Classification

The classification of Salmonella bacteria according to family, genus and species.

Family

Enterobacteriaceae

Genus

Salmonella, named after United States Department of Agriculture vet Daniel E Salmon.

Species

  • Salmonella enterica
  • Salmonella bongori

S. enterica has six subspecies. Isolates from humans and warm-blooded animals belong to Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica.

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salmonella colonies

Salmonella colonies growing on blood agar.