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Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is Gram-positive, anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus.

Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is Gram-positive, anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus. Despite the name, the organism causes many types of pneumococcal infections other than pneumonia, and is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in adults, children, and dogs.

This organism has a slimy capsule composed primarily of polysacccharide polymers. How does this provide an advantage to the organism?

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Such kind of capsular structures may build microbes resistant towards anti microbial factors such
as; antibiotics and can also assist in their pathogenicity. It could be observed via...

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