coccoid


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coccoid

 [kok´oid]
resembling a coccus.

coc·coid

(kok'oyd),
Resembling a coccus.
[G. kokkos, berry, + eidos, resemblance]

coccoid

(kŏk′oid)
adj.
Shaped like or resembling a coccus; spherical.
n.
A coccoid microorganism.

coccoid

[kok′oid]
Etymology: Gk, kokkos, berry, eidos, form
having a spherical shape; resembling a micrococcus.

coc·coid

(kok'oyd)
Resembling a coccus.
[G. kokkos, berry, + eidos, resemblance]

coccoid

more or less spherical. Compare COCCUS.

coccoid

resembling a coccus.
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Extensive SEM examinations show a network of rod-shaped nanobacteria and small subspherical aggregates that strongly resemble coccoid bacteria.
This unfavorable ratio may have also promoted the dominance of coccoid bacteria, which may better assimilate nutrients because of their higher surface-to-volume ratio.
The most striking pattern was the absence of coccoid cyanobacteria in any of the water column samples collected in 2006 (Fig.
Characteristics Rhodococcus coprophilus Gram Staining Positive Cell Shape Coccoid rod Motility Negative Oxygen Requirement Aerobic Colony Dense, light red Catalase test Positive Nitrate Reduction test Negative Hydrogen Sulphide Production Negative Indole Production test Negative Fermentation Test Dextrose Positive Lactose Positive Sucrose Positive Gelatin Liquefaction test Negative Starch Hydrolysis Negative Oxidase test Positive Citrate Utilization test Positive Growth Temperature 37[degrees]C Table 2: Rate of Enzyme formation in Rhodococcus coprophilus.
Coccoid forms of Helicobacter pylori in the human stomach.
equi reveals pleomorphic, gram-positive bacilli varying from coccoid to long, curved, clubbed forms, often resembling diphtheroids.
Azevedo NF, Almeida C, Cerqueira L, Dias S, Keevil CW, Vieira MJ (2007a) Coccoid form of Helicobacter pylori as a morphological manifestation of cell adaptation to the environment.
Ornithosis is caused by a group of closely related, gram-negative, aerobic, nonmotile, coccoid bacteria that are obligate intracellular bacteria.
Gudmundur Omar Fridleifsson, the Lagoon's chief geologist, experiments with the local strains of blue-green coccoid and filamentous algae (said to have anti-aging properties) for use in future products.
A failure to detect H pylori may be attributable, at least in part, to the presence of coccoid forms of H pylori, which develop as a temporary expression of the bacterium's adaptation to an extragastric environment.
31) The bacterium in biofilm consists of gram-positive coccoid cells that divide and form microcolonies.