enterococci


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enterococci

[‚en·tə·rə′käk·ē]
(microbiology)
Spherical bacteria in short chains.
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The distribution of CRISPRs in clinical enterococci strains have been studied (Palmer and Gilmore, 2010; Lindenstrauss et al., 2011; Burley and Sedgley, 2012; Hullahalli et al., 2015), however, in non-clinical strains are still poorly studied (Katyal et al., 2013; Lyons et al., 2015).
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Crit Care Clin 2013;29(4):841-52.
The rate of enterococci with HLAR and the distribution of AMEs vary across countries.
Genes encoding bacteriocins and their expression and potential virulence factors of enterococci isolated from wood pigeons (Columba palumbus).
In the present study, among all the strains isolated from enterococci, 87% were E.
The researchers found that a 70-percent alcohol mixture was needed to eliminate the alcohol-tolerant strains of enterococci bacteria.
Emergence of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci at a Teaching Hospital, Saudi Arabia.
Enterococci (E), the gram-positive cocci, which were initially considered to be medically unimportant and believed to be harmless to humans, have now emerged as deadly nosocomial pathogens.1 The genus exhibit remarkable array of environments and can be found in water, soil, food items like dairy and meat products, and sewage.2 Enterococcus species are part of normal flora of almost all animals that generally colonise their gastrointestinal tracts.
Plasmids are quite common in enterococci: in fact, they have been associated with the acquisition of resistance to vancomycin, a last-resort antibiotic, and transfer of resistance to the fearsome Staphylococcus aureus.
Moreover, enterococci acquire resistance to currently available drugs either by mutation or receipt of foreign genetic materials through the transfer of plasmids and transposons, or they have a selective pressure over other microorganisms of the intestinal flora, allowing for overgrowth of intrinsic vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE).
This study was carried out on 100 consecutive, nonrepeat isolates of enterococci isolated from various clinical samples received in the microbiology laboratory in a tertiary care centre.
Pediatric data regarding HLAR enterococci are currently limited to epidemiological studies assessing resistance patterns of blood and urine cultures.