Anaerococcus

(an″ĕ-rō-kok′ŭs)

[¹an- + aero- + coccus]
A genus of anaerobic gram-positive cocci, formerly classified as members of the genus Peptostreptococcus. They are butyrate-producing saccharolytic bacteria, sometimes pathogenic to humans.

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