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Chapter 20 : General Approaches to Identification of Aerobic Gram-Positive Cocci

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This chapter summarizes the basic phenotypic characteristics that can be employed for identification of aerobic and facultatively aerobic Gram-positive cocci isolated from clinical specimens. The chapter outlines how the appearance of Gram-stained cells and reactions in a relatively small number of key biochemical tests may be used for identification of these bacteria to the genus level.

Citation: Christensen J, Ruoff K. 2015. General Approaches to Identification of Aerobic Gram-Positive Cocci, p 350-353. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch20
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Tables

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TABLE 1

Characteristics of catalase-negative Gram-positive cocci that grow aerobically and form cells arranged in pairs and chains

Citation: Christensen J, Ruoff K. 2015. General Approaches to Identification of Aerobic Gram-Positive Cocci, p 350-353. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch20
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TABLE 2

Differentiating features of Gram-positive cocci that grow aerobically and form cells arranged in clusters or irregular groups

Citation: Christensen J, Ruoff K. 2015. General Approaches to Identification of Aerobic Gram-Positive Cocci, p 350-353. In Jorgensen J, Pfaller M, Carroll K, Funke G, Landry M, Richter S, Warnock D (ed), Manual of Clinical Microbiology, Eleventh Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817381.ch20

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