|Etymology:||Genus name: bunch of grape-like cocci (coccus means a grain or berry)|
Species epithet: of a dolphin.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||Heidy = ATCC 49171 = CCUG 30107 = NCTC 12225.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||The colonies är medium sized (5-7 mm in diameter) and have a hemolysis zone. They are nonpigmented, convexa, glistening and opaque.|
|Micromorphology:||Cocci (0.8-1.0 µm in diameter), which appear singly, in pairs or in clusters.|
|Gram +/Gram -:|
|Other Enzymes:||Coagulase +, urease +.|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Reservoir:||Mustelidae (e.g. minks, weasels etc.)|
|Disease:||S. delphini has been isolated from aquarium-raised dolphins with skin lesions. The bacterium has also been isolated from horses and is suspected to cause infections.
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 70 species and subspecies have been described within the genus Staphylococcus. S. delphini is closely related to S. pseudintermedius, S. intermedius and S. schleiferi.|
|Comment:||S. delphini can be difficult to differentiate from S. pseudintermedius.|
|New names of taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...