cocci


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Related to cocci: Bacilli, valley fever
  • noun

Synonyms for cocci

any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria

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These cocci and spore-forming and vegetative bacilli also respond like particulate contaminants to equipment designed to control airborne particulate contaminants.
Group A Group B Character ZZU 50 ZZU 64 ZZU 223 Shape Cocci Cocci Cocci Gram stain + + + Catalase - - - Gas from glucose + - - Optical form of lactate D(-) DL DL Fermentation type Hetero Hetero Homo Homo Growth at temperature ([degrees]C) 5 - - - 10 w + + 15 + + + 20 + + + 25 + + + 30 + + + 35 + + + 40 + + + 45 w + w 50 - - - Growth in NaCl (w/v %) 3.
Bacteriology cultures showed gram-positive anaerobic cocci and rods and Staphylococcus haemolyticus.
Sputum Gram stain obtained on admission showed heavy purulence with intracellular gram-positive cocci, gram-positive bacilli (some of which were beaded), and yeast.
In the present study, the various groups presumably represented 4 genera including one rod (Lactobacillus) and three cocci (Lactococcus, Weisslla, and Leuconostoc).
Valley Fever is a serious infection that usually affects the lungs and is caused by inhaling airborne spores of the cocci fungus, which grows in dry desert soil of the western United States from Washington to Texas, with the bulk of cases occurring in Arizona and California.
Numerous studies have shown that Gram-negative bacilli ID scores are superior to Gram-positive cocci ID scores, particularly problematic streptococci (3).
2,15) The number of each of the following was quantified and recorded: gram-positive cocci, gram-positive rods, gram-negative cocci, gram-negative rods, yeast, hyphae, white blood cells, and red blood cells.
Adrienne Cocci graduated from Ithaca College's School of Health Sciences and Human Performance with a major in health sciences; and Nathanial Lawrence graduated from Ithaca College's Roy H.
Gram-positive cocci (such as Streptococcus faecalis) account for 80% of community-acquired UTIs in women.
An adult-size toothbrush grew gram-negative bacilli, and a child-size toothbrush grew gram-positive cocci, which was identified as Staphylococcus.
Generally, it is considered that the structure of chronic wound microflora is dominated by Gram-positive pathogens including cocci, but current studies show that FNPST microflora represents a significantly wider range of microorganisms, including anaerobes and Enterobacteriaceae family.
They discuss host-microbe interactions, antibiotics and other chemotherapeutic agents, antiseptics and disinfectants, gram-positive and gram-negative cocci and bacilli, gram-positive bacteria with rudimentary filaments, miscellaneous gram-negative bacteria, spirochetes and bacteria without a cell wall, actinomycetes, pathogenic fungi and superficial mycoses, subcutaneous and systemic mycoses, unicellular and multicellular parasites, and viruses and prions.
In general, the databases available in the commercial systems are best for common aerobic gram-negative bacilli and gram-positive cocci, but may be less comprehensive for esoteric organisms (e.
Simple and negative stains indicated that all colonies from surface collections and whole body homogenates were cocci in shape.