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Descriptor English: Enterococcus
Descriptor Spanish: Enterococcus
Descriptor Portuguese: Enterococcus
Descriptor French: Enterococcus
Tree number(s): B03.353.750.250.250
B03.510.550.250.250
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016983
Scope note: A genus of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria consisting of organisms causing variable hemolysis that are normal flora of the intestinal tract. Previously thought to be a member of the genus STREPTOCOCCUS, it is now recognized as a separate genus.
Annotation: "normal flora of the intestinal tract"; usually non-pathogenic
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
Previous Indexing: Streptococcus (1966-1991)
Public MeSH Note: 92
History Note: 92
DeCS ID: 30128
Unique ID: D016983
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/05/30
Revision Date: 2015/04/15
Enterococcus - Preferred
Concept UI M0025815
Scope note A genus of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria consisting of organisms causing variable hemolysis that are normal flora of the intestinal tract. Previously thought to be a member of the genus STREPTOCOCCUS, it is now recognized as a separate genus.
Preferred term Enterococcus



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