Streptococceae

Streptococceae

[¦strep·tə′käk·sē‚ē]
(microbiology)
Formerly a tribe of the family Lactobacillaceae including cocci that occur in pairs, short chains, or tetrads and which generally obtain energy by fermentation of carbohydrates or related compounds.
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