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coccus

[′käk·əs]
(microbiology)
A form of eubacteria which are more or less spherical in shape.
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An additional gram-positive rod and gram-positive cocci (oehemolytic) were identified but could not be further speciated.
Comparison of direct colony method versus extraction method for identification of gram-positive cocci by use of Bruker Biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry.
Within 24 hours, blood cultures identified gram-positive cocci which were preliminarily reported as alpha Streptococci spp.
Nearly all microorganisms can cause infective endocarditis especially gram-positive cocci and the so-called HACEK microorganisms (1).
It is specially designed to bind to the penicillin-resistant targets in Gram-positive cocci, resulting in potent bactericidal activity towards methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (PRSP).
The post mortem recorded cause of death as being toxic shock due to gram-positive cocci (bacterial) infection.
Among the most prevalent of these infections are those caused by airborne Gram-positive cocci (e.
General population trends observed over time included a significant February peak of gram-negative taxa and a March-to-April decline of gram-positive cocci.
Researchers monitored Gram-positive cocci, including Staphylococcus aureus (SA; 1,036/50.
20) In 2009, a commercially available product containing Lactobacillus species was found to improve the ratio of gram-positive rods to gram-positive cocci in the feces of 3 species of macaws, based on results of fecal Gram stains.
Cultures were secured, and gram-positive cocci in short chains were noted in all blood culture bottles and in the synovial fluid culture.
11 The remaining infections are usually caused by Gram-negative Enterobacteriaceae or Gram-positive cocci (GPC).

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