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See also: yersinia


Yersinia pestis, with fluorescent stain
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Particularly: "the mantis Yersinia mexicana"


From French Yersin (a surname) +‎ -ia; after Swiss bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin for the plague bacterium and relatives; after Swiss entomologist Alexander Yersin for the mantis.

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Yersinia f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Enterobacteriaceae – certain bacteria hosted especially by rodents, some pathogenic to humans.
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Mantidae – the single species Yersinia mexicana.



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