enterococci


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enterococci

[‚en·tə·rə′käk·ē]
(microbiology)
Spherical bacteria in short chains.
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The three types of resistance of most significance in the enterococci are high-level resistance to the aminoglycosides, ampicillin resistance caused by beta lactamase production, and glycopeptide resistance (34).
coli and enterococci in fresh water at bathing beaches, but not the concentrations of fecal coliforms, were directly correlated with the occurrence of gastrointestinal illness in swimmers (7, 8).
During a prolonged outbreak that started in 2004, a total of 167 adult patients in a German tertiary care hospital were found to be colonized and/or infected with vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE).
Because of the non-selective nature of the USEPA Method 1600, it is possible that the method fails to discriminate between fecal and non-fecal, environmental enterococci in sub-tropical marine waters.
At most sites, so-called spring tides--those associated with full and new moons--significantly elevated average enterococci concentrations and more than doubled the likelihood that a sample would exceed regulatory standards.
In this paper, we report our evaluation of the antibacterial activity of Cudrania xanthones and a benzophenone against vancomycin-sensitive enterococci (VSE) and VREs.
This case differs from previously reported cases of SBE due to enterococci because the empyema necessitated chest tube drainage.
Not unexpectedly, we find a high level of resistance to it in enterococci, which are bacteria that are common in the intestinal tract of poultry.
Enterococci is recommended for the basis for bacterial water quality standards for marine waters (U.
The addition of Bile Aesculin Agar to Lab M's range of media for the isolation and culture of Enterococci has ensured the portfolio covers a wide variety of applications for these organisms.
The infection is initially diagnosed when a culture of the patient's blood turns positive with Gram-positive cocci in pairs and chains (GPCPC), indicative of enterococci and/or streptococci.