Streptococcus pneumoniae 670-6B

Names Streptococcus pneumoniae 670-6B
Accession numbers NC_014498
Background A Gram-positive nonmotile bacterium, Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common bacterial cause of acute respiratory infection and otitis media, and is estimated to result in over 1 millions deaths in children, the elderly, debilitated and immunosuppressed people every year. Since 1990 the number of penicillin-resistant strains has increased and many strains are now resistant to commonly prescribed antibiotics such as penicillin, macrolides and fluoroquinones.Strain 670 is a serotype 6B strain and is resistant to numerous antibiotics. It was isolated in Spain in 1988. (HAMAP: STRZ6)
Strain 670-6B
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (13-AUG-2010) Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 801 W. Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD
(14-SEP-2010) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site NA
Isolation country Spain
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Positive
Shape Cocci
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Facultative
Optimal temperature 30.0
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Multiple
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name Homo sapiens
Cell arrangement Chains, Pairs
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases Pneumonia
Pathogenicity Yes