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Yersinia frederiksenii is a Gram-negative species of bacteria.[1] It uses rhamnose and sucrose. Its type strain is strain 6175 (=CIP 80-29). In humans, it can cause gastrointestinal infections,[2] while it has also been found in fish.[3]

Yersinia frederiksenii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Enterobacteriales
Family: Enterobacteriaceae
Genus: Yersinia
Species: Y. frederiksenii
Binomial name
Yersinia frederiksenii
Ursing et al., 1980


  1. ^ Ursing, Jan, et al. "Yersinia frederiksenii: A new species of Enterobacteriaceae composed of rhamnose-positive strains (formerly called atypical Yersinia enterocolitica or Yersinia enterocolitica-like)." Current Microbiology 4.4 (1980): 213-217.
  2. ^ Cafferkey MT, Sloane A, McCrae S, O'Morain CA (June 1993). "Yersinia frederiksenii infection and colonization in hospital staff". The Journal of Hospital Infection. 24 (2): 109–15. PMID 8104973. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  3. ^ Zamora, J.; Enriquez, R. (1987). "Yersinia enterocolitica, Yersinia frederiksenii and Yersinia intermedia in Cyprinus carpio (Linneo 1758)". Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Series B. 34 (1–10): 155–159. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0450.1987.tb00381.x. ISSN 0931-1793.

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