Other Streptococci

Identification of Other Streptococcus Species

Streptococcus is a diverse genus and its classification has changed several times. Streptococci are firmicutes of the order Lactobacillales and belong to family Streptococcaceae. Among the currently established genera of catalase-negative, Gram-positive cocci are several that were split off from genus Streptococcus, such as Enterococcus, Lactococcus, Abiotrophia, Granulicatella, Facklamia, and Globicatella.

Contact CDC’s Streptococcus Lab for information about identifying diverse species of catalase-negative, Gram-positive cocci.

Real-time PCR for Streptococcus salivarius and Streptococcus suis

You can use real-time PCR assays targeting gtfP and fbpS genes for detecting S. salivarius and S. suis, respectively. Primer/probe sequences are available below:

Page last reviewed: April 22, 2019