A Common Intestinal Flora Isolate, Demonstrates Alpha Hemolysis on Blood Agar Growth Medium
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- Gram Stain: Negative
- Cell Morphology: Cocci or coccal-rods
- Motility: Positive
- Oxidase: Positive
- Respiration: Aerobic
- Spores: Yes - subterminally located, oval in shape.
- Hemolysis: Alpha on blood agar
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