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HOME > Restriction Enzymes> Sources > Streptococcus pneumoniae
Streptococcus pneumoniae

BioHazard Level:
1

Growth Temperature:
37oC

Appropriate growth media:
TSY agar, TSY broth

Genomic sources for restriction enzymes (at this website):
DpnI, DpnII

Gram Stain:
Streptococcus pneumoniae is Gram stain positive

Respiration:
Approximately 20% of clinical isolates ofStreptococcus pneumoniae require anaerobic condistions for growth

Motility:
Streptococcus pneumoniae is non-motile

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Firmicutes; Bacilli; Lactobacillales; Streptococcaceae; Streptococcus

Miscellaneous:
Streptococcus pneumoniae was reclassified from Diplococcus pneumoniae.

Human health and disease:
Streptococcus pneumoniae is surprisingly a normal inhabitant of the human upper respiratory tract. Streptococcus pneumoniae can cause pneumonia or secondary meningitis and is the leading cause of invasive bacterial disease in children and the elderly.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as interesting bits of information is not meant to be medical advice and should not be used to treat or diagnose any disease!


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