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<br>Group B Strep (GBS), also known as Streptococcus agalactiae, is a Gram-positive, beta-hemolytic, catalase-negative, facultative anaerobe that is a normal component of the gastrointestinal, anorectal, urinary, and vaginal tracts.<ref name=aa>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streptococcus_agalactiae]</ref>.While the GBS is usually harmless in healthy adults, it can cause serious illness in newborns.<ref name=bb>[https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/group-b-strep/symptoms-causes/syc-20351729]</ref>
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<br>Group B Strep (GBS), also known as Streptococcus agalactiae, is a Gram-positive, beta-hemolytic, catalase-negative, facultative anaerobe that is a normal component of the gastrointestinal, anorectal, urinary, and vaginal tracts.<ref name=aa>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streptococcus_agalactiae]</ref>. While the GBS is usually harmless in healthy adults, it can cause serious illness in newborns.<ref name=bb>[https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/group-b-strep/symptoms-causes/syc-20351729]</ref>.
  
 
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Introduction

This artistic recreation, based on scanning electron microscopy (SEM), depicts a three-dimensional (3D), computer-generated image, of a group of Gram-positive, Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus) bacteria. Photo Credit: Alissa Eckert, who is a medical illustrator at the CDC.


By Shawn Ruiz


Group B Strep (GBS), also known as Streptococcus agalactiae, is a Gram-positive, beta-hemolytic, catalase-negative, facultative anaerobe that is a normal component of the gastrointestinal, anorectal, urinary, and vaginal tracts.[1]. While the GBS is usually harmless in healthy adults, it can cause serious illness in newborns.[2].



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Authored for BIOL 238 Microbiology, taught by Joan Slonczewski, 2021, Kenyon College.

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