Characterization of yellow-pigmented enterococci from severe human infections

J Clin Microbiol. 1991 Dec;29(12):2884-6. doi: 10.1128/jcm.29.12.2884-2886.1991.


Four strains of yellow-pigmented enterococci that resembled the species Enterococcus casseliflavus were isolated from patients who had undergone surgical treatment. They were substantially homologous in terms of biochemical properties, antibiotic susceptibilities, and plasmid DNA profiles. Yellow-pigmented enterococci could be another potentially important cause of nosocomial infection in surgical units.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis
  • Enterococcus / chemistry*
  • Enterococcus / classification
  • Enterococcus / genetics
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Pigments, Biological / analysis*
  • Plasmids


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Pigments, Biological