Differences between Pneumococcus and Viridans streptococci

Differences between Pneumococcus and Viridans streptococci

Differences between Pneumococcus and Viridans streptococci Streptococcus pneumoniae can be differentiated from Viridans streptococci by various features: S.N. Properties Pneumococcus Viridans streptococci 1 Morphology Lanceolate or flame-shaped Round/oval 2 Arrangement Gram-positive cocci in pairs Gram-positive cocci in long chains 3 Capsule Present Absent 4 On blood agar Draughtsman or carom coin colony Convex shaped colony … Read moreDifferences between Pneumococcus and Viridans streptococci