Gemella sanguinis

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Gemella sanguinis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Genus: Gemella
Species: G. sanguinis
Binomial name
Gemella sanguinis
Collins et al. 1998

Gemella sanguinis is a species of bacteria within the genus Gemella. Strains of this species were originally isolated from samples of human blood, and in one case from a patient with endocarditis.[1] Additional cases of endocarditis associated with G. sanguinis infections have been reported.[2][3]


  1. ^ Collins, MD; Hutson, RA; Falsen, E; Sjöden, B; Facklam, RR (October 1998). "Description of Gemella sanguinis sp. nov., isolated from human clinical specimens". Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 36 (10): 3090–3. PMC 105123. PMID 9738079.
  2. ^ Yang, CH; Tsai, KT (August 2014). "Gemella sanguinis endocarditis: first case report in Taiwan and review of the literature". Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi. 113 (8): 562–5. doi:10.1016/j.jfma.2012.02.012. PMID 25037762.
  3. ^ Gundre, P; Pascal, W; Abrol, S; Kupfer, Y; Tessler, S (June 2011). "Prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by Gemella sanguinis: a consequence of persistent dental infection". The American journal of the medical sciences. 341 (6): 512–3. doi:10.1097/maj.0b013e31821389f0. PMID 21613938.