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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0%, 22 participants) to gram-negative bacillus or coccobacillus, not otherwise specified as the least specific response (Tables 3 and 4 [summary]).
F tularensis is a gram-negative coccobacillus that can cause a variety of diseases in humans, ranging from simple lymphadenopathy to rapidly progressive and fatal systemic illness.
Haemophilus influenzae is a gram-negative coccobacillus that inhabits the human upper respiratory tract and causes serious invasive infections.
On routine media, the bacteria were irregular gram negative coccobacillus, nonmotile, and strictly aerobic.
Tularemia is a zoonotic disease caused by Francisella tularensis, a highly infectious, gram-negative coccobacillus found in lagomorphs (rabbits and hares), rodents, and arthropods throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
Both blood culture bottles grew small pleomorphic gram-negative coccobacillus after incubation for 2 days.
To the Editor: Tularemia is a bacterial zoonosis caused by the gram-negative, nonmotile coccobacillus Francisella tularensis, which is endemic in lagomorphs in North America (1,2).
To the Editor: Moraxella osloensis is an aerobic, gram-negative, lactose-nonfermenting coccobacillus.
In 2 published outbreaks, the Brucella isolate resisted decoloration and appeared as a gram-positive or gram-variable coccobacillus and thus was misidentified as micrococcus or a coryneform bacillus (14,29).
Meanwhile, the ascites culture (Bactec Aerobic/F bottle with resins) became positive after 8 days of incubation, and a small gram-negative coccobacillus (strain MDA3270) was isolated.
Tularemia, a zoonotic disease caused by the highly infective, virulent, nonsporulating gram-negative coccobacillus Francisella tularensis, is found throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere in a wide range of animal reservoir hosts.