Lawsonia intracellularis

Pathogen Type: bacteria

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Family:
Desulfovibrionaceae
Genus:
Lawsonia
Class:
Deltaproteobacteria
Lawsonia intracellularis, an obligate intracellular, Gram-negative rod bacterium. It infects the crypt epithelial cells primarily of the distal small intestine, causing hyperplasia and proliferation of the infected cells.

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