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Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is a Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, aerotolerant anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus.

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10 Most Amazing Mushrooms

The Bleeding Tooth fungus (Hydnellum pecki). The juice it secretes contains a pigment called atromentin which has been discovered as having anticoagulant properties similar to heparin. Scientists have also discovered the fungus contains antibiotic properties, effective against streptococcus pneumoniae. The mushroom can also be dried and transformed into a plant based dye for cloth, producing an earthy beige color.

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Streptococcus pneumoniae, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). S. pneumoniae are oval, Gram-positive bacteria. They are part of the normal human bacterial flora and are carried by many without causing infection. However, in individuals with compromised immune systems, they can infect the upper respiratory tract, causing pneumonia. They may also infect other parts of the body, causing bacterial blood poisoning (bacteraemia) and meningitis.

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The incredible "bleeding" mushroom - The juice it secretes contains a pigment called atromentin which has been discovered as having anticoagulant properties similar to heparin. Scientists have also discovered the fungus contains antibiotic properties, effective against streptococcus pneumoniae. The mushroom can also be dried and transformed into a plant based dye for cloth, producing an earthy beige color.'

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""Streptococcus pneumoniae" alpha hemolysis on blood agar plate. Note the partial hemolysis accompanied by a greenish discolorization of the agar around the growth and the mucoid, transluscent colonies of the pneumococcus."

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Streptococcus pneumoniae on blood agar in detail. Cultivated 24 hours in an aerobic atmosphere enriched with 5% carbon dioxide, 37°C.

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In this picture you can see reasonably well how closely adherent the dura is to both the brain and the skull (you can see how close it is to the skull near the bottom of the picture).

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Pneumonia (Streptococcus pneumonia)