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coccobacillus

[¦kä·kō·ba′sil·əs]
(microbiology)
A short, thick, oval bacillus, midway between the coccus and the bacillus in appearance.
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Members of the genus Acinetobacter are ubiquitous, free living, non fermentative small aerobic gram negative coccobacilli that prefer moist environment and can be easily obtained from soil, water, food and sewage1.
The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at the University of Washington Medical Center identified all colonies examined as Psychrobacter cibarius, a gram-negative, non-motile coccobacilli, by using the first 500 base pairs on the 16S ribosomal gene and universal primers (5'-AGAGTTTGATCCTGGCTCAG and 5'-TTACCGCG-GCTGCTGGCA).
Non spore forming and non flagellated rod or coccobacilli
4), (11) Gram stains usually reveal Gram-negative bacilli or coccobacilli.
Brucella sp should be easily recognized as gramnegative, minute coccobacilli, with familiar and rapid biochemical tests.
Acinetobacter baumannii/calcoaceticus are oxidase-negative, non-motile bacteria which appear as Gram-negative coccobacilli.
Many of these species were unidentifiable gram-negative and gram-positive rods, along with gram-negative coccobacilli.
Bacterial community Sampling site Gram -ve Gram -ve Gram -ve Rod Coccobacilli Cocci SACRED Pseudomonas Acinetobacter FOREST- auroginosa sp.
Direct examination represented by fresh and Gram stain revealed in patients with aggressive periodontitis, a predominance of flora especially curved, fusiform motile rods, and motile spirochetes and Gram negative bacilli and coccobacilli Gram negative and Gram-positive filaments (Figure2).
A gram stain performed from the broth culture will then reveal gram positive coccobacilli or gram positive rods.
In the laboratory, the Gram-stained smear of the positive blood culture bottle exhibited Gram-negative coccobacilli.