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coccus

[′käk·əs]
(microbiology)
A form of eubacteria which are more or less spherical in shape.
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Biosystematics of the family Dactylopiidae (Homoptera: Coccinea) with emphasis on the life cycle of Dactylopius coccus Costa.
The microscopic analysis by Jim Mattoon, director of the biotechnology center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, found it covered with a bunch of bacteria, most of the coccus type.
Further, a highly appreciated natural dye based on carminic acid is obtained from cultivated Dactylopius coccus Costa (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) reared on the cladode.
MRSA means Staphylo- coccus aureus that is resistant to an antibiotic called methicillin - and many other commonly prescribed antibiotics are not effective, either.
Infected ties are carrying MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylo- coccus Aureus) and other potentially fatal bugs from patient to patient.
The insect, known as Coccus viridis, stunts growth and causes leaves to yellow.
Coincident infestations of Aonidiella citrina and Coccus hesperidum, a result of ant activity.