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what are the morphology, biochemical test and culture of streptococcus?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Streptococcus: The streptococci are a diverse group of bacteria that are all gram-positive small round organisms often seen in chains on Gram's staining. They are easy to culture on standard media, but some may require reduced redox potentials for optimum growth. They can be further classified by the type of hemolysis, their serology and so forth. You need a course in microbiology.

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Staph vs Strep: This is a complex subject that is not conducive to extensive discussion here. Suggest you get a microbiology text. Staphylococci are larger and grow more in clumps than chains. Staph that produce coagulase are species aureus, the others are a wide variety of less pathogenic organisms except for lugdenensis which has characteristics of aureus in producing disease.

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