Definition: Newly named genus of bacteria (family Enterobacteriaciae) that are usually motile, produce acid but not gas from glucose, use citrate as a carbon source, and do not produce hydrogen sulfide on triple sugar; the type species is Ewingella americana, found in the human respiratory tract and recovered from cases of septicemia, usually in association with polymicrobial sepsis.
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