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Streptococcus uberis is a Gram-positive bacteria that is a common cause of mastitis in dairy herds. S. uberis is an environmental pathogen that...


Bacillus species are generally referred to as Gram-positive, spore-forming bacilli. The Gram-positive staining reaction is not infrequently lost with...

Cover for Staphylococcus aureus

StructureThe structure of Staphylococcus aureus is similar to some extent to other species belonging to the genus Staphylococcus. The organism is...

Cover for Bacillus anthracis

B.anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax, it is a gram-positive, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic, endospore-forming, non-motile, rod-shaped...


Primary reports of S. suis infections came from The Netherlands (Jansen and Van Dorssen, 1951) and England (Field et al., 1954). Subsequently, the...