A class of bacteria which are rod-shaped. Belonging to this class are: E. coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Clostridia; of these, Bacillus Calmett-Guérin is administered for vaccination against tuberculosis; bacteria causing tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and tuberculosis are also rod-shaped.
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