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(staf'i-lō-kok'sī), Avoid the mispronunciation staf-i-lō-kok'ī.
Plural of staphylococcus.
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Plural of staphylococcus.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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(staf?i-lo-kok'us) (-kok'si?) plural.staphylococci [Gr. staphyle, a bunch of grapes + coccus]
Any bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus. staphylococcalstaphylococcic (-kok'al) (-kok'sik), adjective
See: Staphylococcus; illustration
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Transfer of the methicillin resistance genomic island among staphylococci by conjugation.
Patterns of multidrug resistance among methicillin-resistant hospital isolates of coagulase-positive and coagulase-negative Staphylococci collected in the international multicenter study RESIST in 1997 and 1998.
All patients admitted and/or attending surgery and orthopedics OPD with suspected microbial wound infection and the discharge, which yielded growth of staphylococci, were included in the present study.
Gallagher, Montgomerie and North (1965) [6] found that 'coagulase-negative staphylococci,' at 14% were the second most common pathogen in bacteriologically proven cases of urinary tract infection in general practice.
All Staphylococci showed the zone size of <22 mm which indicates that these strains were resistant to Cefoxitin and were declared as MRSA.
The second mechanism is related to a change in the site of action of [beta]-lactams by producing a new penicillin-binding protein, PBP2a, which has low affinity for antibiotics and is absent in susceptible staphylococci. (6) PBP2a is encoded by the mecA gene.
Adaptation to temperature changes is particularly crucial for staphylococci as they inhabit and circulate between many natural and manmade environments, several host species, varying anatomical sites, fomites, and food matrices, where they are susceptible to temperature fluctuations that can adversely impair the cell envelope and interfere with its intricate functions [16,17].
The association between the PD-related infections by staphylococci and the oral colonization with the same Staphylococcus species was examined (Figure 1).

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