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Pediococcus acidilactici

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Lactobacillaceae

      Natural habitats
      They are commonly found in fermented vegetables, fermented dairy products and meat.

      They are being used as probiotic supplements in treating constipation, diarrhea, relieving stress, enhancing immune response among birds and small animals, human trials are still limited.

      Clinical significance
      P. acidilactici is the most common clinical isolate of pediococci

      They have been isolate from bacteremia, sepsis and hepatic abscess in compromised patients

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram positive cocci,

      cells arranged in pairs, tetrads, clusters and irregular groups

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Facultative anaerobic
      5% CO2 improves the growth

      Colonies are small, α-hemolytic or non-hemolytic

      McConkey growth

      BBAØ growth

  • Characteristics

  • References


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