Cesar A. Arias

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Enterococcus, Streptococcus gallolyticus group (formerly Streptococcus bovis)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Enterococci are facultatively anaerobic gram-positive cocci from the family Enterococcaceae. It is worth noting that these organisms were previously classified as belonging to the genus “Streptococcus” but were placed in their own genus, “Enterococcus,” after genetic analysis (DNA-DNA reassociation analysis and 16S rRNA sequencing)…

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