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Descriptor English: Streptococcus
Descriptor Spanish: Streptococcus
Descriptor Portuguese: Streptococcus
Descriptor French: Streptococcus
Tree number(s): B03.353.750.737.872
B03.510.400.800.872
B03.510.550.737.872
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013291
Scope note: A genus of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria whose organisms occur in pairs or chains. No endospores are produced. Many species exist as commensals or parasites on man or animals with some being highly pathogenic. A few species are saprophytes and occur in the natural environment.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; hemolytic streptococci equals STREPTOCOCCUS unless specified in text as S. pyogenes, S. agalactiae, etc.; group A equals STREPTOCOCCUS PYOGENES; B equals STREPTOCOCCUS AGALACTIAE; D equals ENTEROCOCCUS FAECALIS; ENTEROCOCCUS FAECIUM; STREPTOCOCCUS BOVIS; S. equinus (index under STREPTOCOCCUS); N equals LACTOCOCCUS LACTIS; groups E, L, M, O, R, S go under STREPTOCOCCUS; infection equals STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Entry Version: STREP
DeCS ID: 13678
Unique ID: D013291
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/04/15
Streptococcus - Preferred
Concept UI M0020569
Scope note A genus of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria whose organisms occur in pairs or chains. No endospores are produced. Many species exist as commensals or parasites on man or animals with some being highly pathogenic. A few species are saprophytes and occur in the natural environment.
Preferred term Streptococcus



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