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coccus

[′käk·əs]
(microbiology)
A form of eubacteria which are more or less spherical in shape.
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La grana o cochinilla Dactylopius coccus Costa (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) (Gullan & Cook 2001) parasita principalmente a especies de Opuntia y Nopalea (Flores-Flores & Tekelenburg 1995).
Dactylopius coccus from which the natural dye carminic acid is obtained, is highly important for industry.
arlettae is a non-motile, Gram-positive coccus commonly isolated from human and animal skin and mucous membranes.
[42] reported that Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic, Gram-positive coccus, which appears as grape-like clusters when viewed through a microscope and has large, round, golden-yellow colonies.
Common remedies for whooping cough include Anacardium, Antimonium tartaricum, Coccus cacti, Cuprum metallicum, Drosera rotundifolia, and Ipecac, according to Amy E.
During observation with light and electron microscopes these marine bacteria were found to be coccus and rod-shaped cells and ranged from 0.65 to 1.5 [micro]m of size (Figs.
catheter-associated infection with a vancomycin-resistant gram-positive coccus of the Leuconostoc sp.
Veillonella is a small non-motile, non-fermentative, obligate anaerobic Gram negative coccus universally present in the upper airways, mouth, gastrointestinal tract and vagina in humans.
Soft scale (Coccus hesperidum): Soft scale attacks a wide range of plants but mainly woody plants grown as houseplants or in conservatories, such as Ficus benjamina, bay tree, ivy and Citrus plants.