Streptococcus zooepidemicus

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Streptococcus zooepidemicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Lactobacillales
Family: Streptococcaceae
Genus: Streptococcus
Species: S. zooepidemicus

Streptococcus zooepidemicus is a species of Streptococcus.[1]


Streptococcus zooepidemicus is a Lancefield group C streptococcus. It' s a mucosal commensal and opportunistic pathogen of several animals and Humans. It's a clonal ancestor of S. equi with which shares greater than 98% DNA homology and many of the virulence factors.