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Species/Subspecies: Staphylococcus felis
Category: Causes hemolysis
Etymology: Genus name: bunch of grape-like cocci (coccus means a grain or berry)
Species epithet: of cat
Significance:  [Important]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Firmicutes
Class
Bacilli
Order
Bacillales
Family
Staphylococcaceae 
Genus
Staphylococcus
Type Strain: GD521 = ATCC 49168 = CCUG 32418 and 38440.
Macromorphology (smell): Forms large, smoth and opaque colonies (5-8 mm in diameter). Gives hemolysis on blood agar
Micromorphology: Cocci (0.8-1.2 µm in diameter), which appear in clusters, pairs or singly.
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/-
Other Enzymes: Coagulase -, urease +
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
++-?v
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
--+-+
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
+?-??
Comment: delayed acid production from mannitol.
Other carbohydrates: Mannose +.
Spec. Char.:
Disease:
HostsDiseaseClinical picture
CatsDermatitis, abscesses, urinary tract infections and conjunctivitis.Opportunistic
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
D83364 ATCC 49168T 1 475  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
About 70 species and subspecies have been desribed within the genus Staphylococcus. S. felis is closely related to S. intermedius, S. pseudintermedius, S. delphini,S. schleiferi and S. hyicus.
Updated:2021-02-18

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