Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Category:||In the normal flora|
|Etymology:||Genus name: bunch of grape-like cocci (coccus means a grain or berry).|
Species epithet: from a human. Named after Arthur Warner, from whom this bacterium was first isolated.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 27836 = CCUG 7325 = NCTC 11044.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Form medium sized colonies (3-5 mm in diameter), which are circular, glistening and opaque. The colonies are usually sticky and some strains produce a yellowish pigment.|
|Micromorphology:||Non-motile cocci (spherical) with a diameter of 0.5-1.2 µm, whith appear singly, in pairs and in tetrads.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Koagulase -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
Does not ferment fucose and cellobiose. cf. Staphylococcus sciuri subsp. sciuri).
|Disease:||May cause skin infections in individuals with a compromised immune system. It has been suggested that this bacterium can cause spontaneous abortion in cattle and humans.
|Hosts:||Belongs to the normal skin flora in animals and humans.|
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|Taxonomy/phylogeny:||About 70 species and subspecies have been described within the genus Staphylococcus.|