''Shigella boydii'' is a Gram-negative bacterium of the genus ''Shigella''. Like other members of the genus, ''S. boydii'' is a nonmotile, nonsporeforming, rod-shaped bacterium which can cause dysentery in humans through fecal-oral contamination. ''S. boydii'' is the most genetically divergent species of the genus ''Shigella''. There are 19 known serotypes of ''Shigella boydii''. ''S. boydii'' is restricted to the Indian subcontinent. The species is named after the American bacteriologist Mark Frederick Boyd.

Sequenced genomes

*''S. boydii'' strain BS512 (serotype 18; group 1) has one chromosome and five plasmids.


External links

''Shigella boydii'' Genome Project Page
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Type strain of ''Shigella boydii'' at Bac''Dive'' - the Bacterial Diversity Metadatabase
Category:Enterobacteriaceae Category:Waterborne diseases Category:Bacteria described in 1949 {{Enterobacterales-stub