Granulicatella spp

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G. adiacens growing on an agar culture plate

Granulicatella spp are a gram positive aerobic zoonotic bacteria commonly found in dog saliva.

Species which have been reported in dogs include:

  • Granulicatella adiacens[1]

Although these bacteria are commonly reported in dog saliva swab, they have not been associated with disease in dogs.

Human gingivitis[2] and endocarditis[3] have been reported with this bacteria as well as conjunctivitis in association with Pasteurella canis[4].


  1. Elliott DR et al (2005) Cultivable oral microbiota of domestic dogs. J Clin Microbiol 43(11):5470-5476
  2. Tanner AC et al (2012) White-spot lesions and gingivitis microbiotas in orthodontic patients. J Dent Res 91(9):853-858
  3. Cargill JS et al (2012) Granulicatella infection: diagnosis and management. J Med Microbiol 61(6):755-761
  4. Balikoglu-Yilmaz M et al (2012) Pasteurella canis and Granulicatella adiacens Conjunctivitis Outbreak Resistant to Empirical Treatment in a Child Welfare Agency. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 49(5):314-319