Peptostreptococcus anaerobius

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Peptostreptococcus anaerobius
Scientific classification
P. anaerobius
Binomial name
Peptostreptococcus anaerobius
Kluyver and van Niel 1936[1]

Peptostreptococcus anaerobius is a species of bacteria belonging to the Peptostreptococcus genus of anaerobic, Gram-positive, non-spore forming bacteria. The cells are small, spherical, and can occur in short chains, in pairs or individually.[2] Peptostreptococcus are slow-growing bacteria sometimes resistance to antimicrobial drugs.[3]

Peptostreptococcus anaerobius is present as part of the microbiota of the lower reproductive tract of women and has been recovered from women with pelvic inflammatory disease and bacterial vaginosis.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Parte, A.C. "Peptostreptococcus". Retrieved 2015-05-02.
  2. ^ Ryan KJ; Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology (4th ed.). McGraw Hill. ISBN 0-8385-8529-9.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Higaki S, Kitagawa T, Kagoura M, Morohashi M, Yamagishi T (2000). "Characterization of Peptostreptococcus species in skin infections". J Int Med Res. 28 (3): 143–7. doi:10.1177/147323000002800305. PMID 10983864.
  4. ^ Hoffman, Barbara (2012). Williams gynecology, 2nd edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical. p. 42. ISBN 0071716726.
  5. ^ Senok, Abiola C; Verstraelen, Hans; Temmerman, Marleen; Botta, Giuseppe A; Senok, Abiola C (2009). "Probiotics for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis". Cochrane Database Syst Rev (4): CD006289. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006289.pub2. PMID 19821358.

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