Peptococcus

Peptococcus

 [pep″to-kok´us]
a genus of gram-positive, anaerobic, coccoid bacteria; they are part of the flora of the mouth, upper respiratory tract, and large intestine, and also cause soft tissue infection and bacteremias. P. mag´nus is the species most often recovered from clinical specimens.

Peptococcus

(pep'tō-kok'ŭs),
A genus of nonmotile, anaerobic, chemoorganotrophic bacteria (family Peptococcaceae) containing gram-positive, spheric cells that occur singly, in pairs, tetrads, or irregular masses, and rarely in short chains. They are frequently found in association with pathologic conditions. The type species is Peptococcus niger.
[G. peptō, to digest, + kokkos, berry]

Pep·to·coc·cus

(pep'tō-kok'ŭs)
A genus of nonmotile, anaerobic, chemoorganotrophic bacteria containing gram-positive, spheric cells that occur singly, in pairs, tetrads, or irregular masses, more rarely in short chains. They are frequently found in association with pathologic conditions. The type species is niger.
[G. peptō, to digest, + kokkos, berry]

Peptococcus

a genus of non-spore-forming, gram-positive anaerobic cocci which have been recovered from infected dog bite wounds. The type species is P. niger.
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10) In a review of 33 cases of anaerobic spondylodiscitis (not including Actinomyces) done by Saeed et al, the most common pathogenic organisms isolated included Bacteroides species, Propionibacterium acnes, and Peptococcus species.
vestibulares ATCC 49124 (a) Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria (b) Bifidobacterium breve ATCC 15700 (a) Clostridium difficile ATCC 9689 (a) Mobiluncus curtisii ATCC 35242 (a) Peptococcus niger ATCC 27731 Peptostreptococcus anaerobios ATCC 27337 P.
Causative anaerobes were recovered from disk space or vertebrae (13), blood (4), and/or soft tissue abscess and included Bacteroides species (12), Propionibacterium acnes (7), Peptococcus species (4), Peptostreptococcus species and Clostridium species (3 each), Corynebacterium diphtheroides and Fusobacterium species (2 each), and unspecified anaerobes (3).
1,3,6-17) The most common pathogenetic organisms isolated included Bacteroides species, Propionibacterium acnes, and Peptococcus species.
1975) [8] Raff and Mello (1978) [9] Lumbar Peptococcus sp.
14,15) In the type I form, at least one anaerobic species is present, most commonly Bacteroides, Peptococcus, Fusobacterium, Clostridium, or Corynebacterium.