Shigella boydii is a Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Shigella. Like other member of the genus, S. boydii is a non-motile, non-sporeforming, rod-shaped bacteria which can cause dysentery in humans through fecal-oral contamination.
S. boydii is the most genetically-divergent of the Shigella genus. There are 18 known serotypes of Shigella boydii. Shigella boydii is restricted to the Indian subcontinent.
- Shigella boydii4 strain BS512 (serotype 18; group 1): 1 chromosome; 5 plasmids