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Gram-Positive Anaerobic Cocci

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Michael W.D. Wren CSci FIBMS CBiol MIBiol, FRIPH

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0035

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Wren, M. W. 2010. Gram-Positive Anaerobic Cocci. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. UCL Hospitals, Clinical Microbiologist, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Classification
  • 3
    Laboratory Isolation and Maintenance
  • 4
    Laboratory Identification
  • 5
    Role in Normal Flora of Humans
  • 6
    Clinical Importance
  • 7
    Pathogenicity and Virulence Factors
  • 8
    Typing Methods
  • 9
    Susceptibility to Antibiotics
  • 10
    Genus and Species Descriptions

Keywords:

  • gram-positive anaerobic cocci;
  • laboratory isolation and maintenance;
  • role in normal human flora;
  • gram-positive anaerobic cocci (GPAC)-human flora of mouth, gastrointestinal tract and female genital tract;
  • changes at genus level;
  • Peptoniphilus asaccharolyticus and Anaerococcus (Peptostreptococcus) prevotii-genetically heterogeneous;
  • GPAC, second commonest group of anaerobes-cultured from human clinical material;
  • ‘-GAL’ GROUP-loose group of 11 strains with characteristic arylamidase patterns