Enterococcus avium

Enterococcus avium is a gram-positive, facultative anaerobic cocci that is morphologically similar to streptococci on Gram stain. It is a normal inhabitant of the gastrointestinal tract of healthy humans, mammals and chickens. Enterococcus genus of bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antimicrobial agents.

Taxonomy

  • Order: Lactobacillales
  • Family: Enterococcaceae
  • Genus: Enterococcus

Hosts

  • birds