Enterococcaceae

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Enterococcaceae
Enterococcus histological pneumonia 01.png
Enterococcus sp. infection in pulmonary tissue.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Lactobacillales
Family: Enterococcaceae
Garrity et al. 2001
Genera

Bavariicoccus
Catellicoccus
Enterococcus
Melissococcus
Pilibacter
Tetragenococcus
Vagococcus

The Enterococcaceae is a family of Gram-positive bacteria, placed within the order of Lactobacillales[1] Representative genera include Enterococcus, Melissococcus, Pilibacter, Tetragenococcus, and Vagococcus. In this family are some important lactic acid bacteria (LAB) which produce lactic acid as the major metabolic end product.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vos, P.; Garrity, G.; Jones, D.; Krieg, N.R.; Ludwig, W.; Rainey, F.A.; Schleifer, K.-H.; Whitman, W.B. (September 15, 2009) [1984(Williams & Wilkins)]. George M. Garrity, ed. The Firmicutes. Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Springer. p. 1450. ISBN 978-0-387-95041-9. British Library no. GBA561951. 

External links[edit]

  • Enterococcaceae J.P. Euzéby: List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature