Tetracoccus


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tet·ra·coc·cus

, pl.

tet·ra·coc·ci

(tet'ră-kok'ŭs, -kok'sī),
An old term describing a spheric bacterium that divides in two planes and characteristically forms groups of four cells.
[tetra- + G. kokkos, berry]

Tetracoccus

A prokaryote genus name with no current standing in prokaryotic nomenclature.

Tetracoccus

(te″tră-kok′ŭs) [ tetra- + coccus]
A genus of micrococcus in the Rhodobacteraceae family. It forms groups of four spherical bacteria by dividing in two planes.
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