Chapter 12. The Gram-Positive Cocci

  1. Niall A. Logan BSc, PhD

Published Online: 30 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313949.ch12

Bacterial Systematics

Bacterial Systematics

How to Cite

Logan, N. A. (1994) The Gram-Positive Cocci, in Bacterial Systematics, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313949.ch12

Author Information

  1. Department of Biological Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632037759

Online ISBN: 9781444313949



  • Gram-positive cocci - chemoorganotrophic, mesophilic and non-sporulating;
  • deinococcus, micrococcus and stomatococcus;
  • dendrogram based on 165 rRNA sequence comparisons;
  • clostridial subdivision members;
  • Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes;
  • phylogenetic relationships of genus Staphylococcus;
  • nucleic acid hybridization studies;
  • principal pathogenic staphylococci identification;
  • colonial morphology, haemolysis, disk sensitivity tests


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Members of the lclostridial' subdivision

  • Important species

  • Identification