coccobacillus


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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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aphrophilus is a small, fastidious, gram-negative, capnophilic coccobacillus.
First isolated in the USA in 1934 by Mclver and described further by Schleifstein in 1939, Yersinia enterocolitica is a gramnegative coccobacillus that was not recognized as a human pathogen until the late 1960s, when it was identified in foodborne gastroenteritis (4).
Suttonella indologenes\s a fastidious gram-negative coccobacillus that is oxidase and indole positive and catalase negative and can ferment sucrose and glucose (2).
Pertussis is caused by Bordetella pertussis, a gram-negative coccobacillus, which causes an inflammation of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi, and is characterized by recurrent bouts of spasmodic coughing continuing until breath is exhausted (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006).
Whooping cough is caused by the bacterium Bordetella Pertussis is very small Gram_negative aerobic coccobacillus that appear singly or in pairs Bordetella is placed among the Gram-Negative aerobic rods and cocci called coccobacillus (Bloom et al.
Brucellosis results from a gram-negative coccobacillus of which there are many varieties.
kingae is difficult because the gram-negative coccobacillus is hard to grow on culture, requires an enhanced isolation methodology, and takes a little longer than normal to grow, which may require laboratories to hold on to culture plates for up to 7 days.
burnetii is a small, aerobic, gram-negative coccobacillus that is an obligate intracellular parasite in eukaryotic cells; however, unlike other rickettsial bacteria it multiplies in the acidic environment of phagosomes.
Haemophilus parainfluenzae is a gram-negative coccobacillus frequently found as normal flora in the oropharaynx of human hosts.
Tularemia, Francisella tularensis is a small non-motile gram negative coccobacillus that can survive for weeks at low temperatures in water, soil, vegetation, and decaying animal carcasses.
Yersinia pestis is a gram-negative, nonsporulating coccobacillus responsible for causing plague.