Sarcina

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Sarcina

(sar'si-nă), Avoid the mispronunciation sarci'na.
A genus of nonmotile, strictly anaerobic bacteria (family Peptococcaceae) containing gram-positive cocci, 1.8-3.0 mcm in diameter, which divide in three perpendicular planes, producing regular packets of eight or more cells. The metabolism of these chemoorganotrophic organisms is fermentative. Saprophytic and facultatively parasitic species occur. The type species is Sarcina ventriculi.
[L. sarcina, a pack, bundle, fr. sarcio, to mend, patch]

Sarcina

/Sar·ci·na/ (sahr´sĭ-nah) a genus of bacteria (family Micrococcaceae) found in soil and water as saprophytes.

Sar·ci·na

(sahr'si-nă)
A genus of nonmotile, strictly anaerobic bacteria containing gram-positive cocci, which divide in three perpendicular planes, producing regular packets of eight or more cells. Saprophytic and facultatively parasitic species occur. The type species is S. ventriculi.
[L. sarcina, a pack, bundle, fr. sarcio, to mend, patch]

Sar·ci·na

(sahr'si-nă)
A genus of nonmotile, strictly anaerobic bacteria containing gram-positive cocci involved in dental disease.
[L. sarcina, a pack, bundle, fr. sarcio, to mend, patch]

Sarcina

a genus of anaerobic, gas-producing bacteria in the family Micrococcaceae.

Sarcina-like bacteria
are observed in the abomasal wall and contents of a high proportion of milk-fed lambs, kids and calves that have died with abomasitis and abomasal bloat.