|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.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|Taxonomy/phylogeny:||About 70 species and subspecies have been described within the genus Staphylococcus.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes (mycoplasmas)|
About 2 years ago, the taxonomy of mycoplasmas was revised at VetBact, because a research group had proposed that 5 new genera should be included together with the genus Mycoplasma. This also had consequences for higher taxa within the phylum, which was then called Tenericutes. Now another group of researchers has suggested that the new names should be rejected.Published 2023-10-03. Read more...