Gram-positive bacteria
Gram-positive bacteria are bacteria that give a positive result in the Gram stain test. Gram-positive bacteria take up the crystal violet stain used in the test, and then appear to be purple-colo...
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Scientists Find New Antibiotic In The Human Nose
Scientists have discovered a bacterium living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens — a pathogen that causes serious, even deadly...
Oral Bacteria Linked To Risk Of Stroke
In a study of patients entering the hospital for acute stroke, researchers have increased their understanding of an association between certain types of stroke and the presence of the oral bacteria (c...
Scientists Detail All The Yucky Stuff In Your Eyes Because Of Your Contact Lenses
Ever wondered what has been happening to your eyes because of the contact lenses you've been wearing for years? It turns out that putting those thin polymers on your eyeballs does more than make you s...
CDC links c.difficile superbug to deaths of 29,000 Americans a year
Clostridium difficile infects nearly half a million American's each year and is linked to 29,000 deaths, according to new research carried out by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Actinobacteria
Actinobacteria is a phylum of Gram-positive bacteria with high guanine and cytosine content in their DNA. The G+C content of Actinobacteria can be as high as 70%, though some may have a low G+C conten...
Firmicutes
The Firmicutes (Latin: firmus, strong, and cutis, skin, referring to the cell wall) are a phylum of bacteria, most of which have Gram-positive cell wall structure. A few, however, such as Megasphaera,...
Clostridium phytofermentans
Clostridium phytofermentans is an obligately anaerobic, rod-shaped, gram-positive bacterium. It forms spherical spores. Strains of this species appear able to produce ethanol, acetate, carbon dioxid...
Scientists Find New Antibiotic In The Human Nose
Scientists have discovered a bacterium living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens — a pathogen that causes serious, even deadly...
Oral Bacteria Linked To Risk Of Stroke
In a study of patients entering the hospital for acute stroke, researchers have increased their understanding of an association between certain types of stroke and the presence of the oral bacteria (c...
Scientists Detail All The Yucky Stuff In Your Eyes Because Of Your Contact Lenses
Ever wondered what has been happening to your eyes because of the contact lenses you've been wearing for years? It turns out that putting those thin polymers on your eyeballs does more than make you s...
CDC links c.difficile superbug to deaths of 29,000 Americans a year
Clostridium difficile infects nearly half a million American's each year and is linked to 29,000 deaths, according to new research carried out by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Streptococcus oralis
Streptococcus oralis is a Gram positive bacterium that grows characteristically in chains. It forms small white colonies on a Wilkins-Chalgren agar plate. It is found in high numbers in the oral cavi...
Streptococcus oralis - Wikipedia
Corynebacterium diphtheriae
Corynebacterium diphtheriae is the pathogenic bacterium that causes diphtheria. It is also known as the Klebs-Löffler bacillus, because it was discovered in 1884 by German bacteriologists Edwin Klebs ...
Clostridium cadaveris
Clostridium cadaveris is an enteric, gas-forming, motile, strictly anaerobic gram-positive bacterium of the genus Clostridium. First described by Klein in 1899, it was noted to be the most prominent b...
Corynebacterium amycolatum
Corynebacterium amycolatum is a Gram-positive, nonspore-forming, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacillus capable of fermentation with propionic acid as the major end product of its glucose metab...
Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram-positive coccal bacterium that is a member of the Firmicutes, and is frequently found in the human respiratory tract and on the skin. It is positive for catalase and ni...
Staphylococcus aureus - Wikipedia
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Staphylococcus epidermidis is a Gram-positive bacterium, and one of over 40 species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. It is part of the normal human flora, typically the skin flora, and less comm...
Staphylococcus epidermidis - Wikipedia
Staphylococcus muscae
Staphylococcus muscae is a gram positive coccoid bacterium belonging to the genus Staphylococcus.
This species was first isolated from flies (Musca domestica and Stomoxys calcitrans) caught in a c...
Staphylococcus muscae - Wikipedia
Streptococcus anginosus
Streptococcus anginosus is a species of Streptococcus.Together with Streptococcus constellatus and Streptococcus intermedius they constitute the anginosus group, which is sometimes also referred to as...
Streptococcus anginosus - Wikipedia
Clostridium ramosum
Clostridium ramosum is an anaerobic, non-motile, thin, spore-forming, gram-positive bacterium that is among the gut flora of humans.
The bacterium has a possible obesogenic potential but the under...
Staphylococcus pettenkoferi
Staphylococcus pettenkoferi (honouring Max von Pettenkofer, 1818–1901, German pioneer in the field of hygiene and public health) was described in 2007 and is a member of the bacterial genus Staphyloco...
Clostridium chauvoei
Clostridium chauvoei is an anaerobic, motile, Gram-positive bacterium. In cattle and sheep, a severe infection causes blackleg. Clostridial diseases are considered soil-borne diseases and Clostridium ...
Clostridium estertheticum
Clostridium estertheticum is an anaerobic, psychrophilic, motile, gram-positive bacterium. Cl. estertheticum reproduces by sporulation.
Rhodococcus equi
Rhodococcus equi is a Gram-positive coccobacillus bacterium. The organism is commonly found in dry and dusty soil and can be important for diseases of domesticated animals (horses and goats). The freq...