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Pronunciation: klu'e-ver'a

Definition: Genus in family Enterobacteriaceae; organisms are motile, lactose fermenting, and differentiated from other genera by specific phenotypic profiles and DNA-DNA hybridization parameters; some species have been associated with human infection; the type species is Kluyvera ascorbata.

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