The gram positive cocci

Hum Pathol. 1976 Mar;7(2):187-94. doi: 10.1016/s0046-8177(76)80022-6.


Recent changes in taxonomy of the gram positive cocci are discussed. Views on these changes and practical methods of differentiating the staphylococci, micrococci, streptococci, and aerococci are presented. Simplified schemes, using acceptable clinical laboratory techniques, are presented that either differentiate or categorize the pathologically important gram positive coccal species.

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / classification*
  • Micrococcaceae / classification
  • Micrococcus / classification
  • Staphylococcus / classification
  • Streptococcaceae / classification
  • Streptococcus / classification