Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Species/Subspecies:||Staphylococcus schleiferi subsp. schleiferi|
|Etymology:||Genus name: bunch of grape-like coccus (coccus means a grain or berry|
Species epithet: named after the German microbiologist Karl Heinz Schleifer, for his contributions to the taxonomy of Gram-positive bacteria
Subspecies epithet: see species epithet.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||N850274 = ATCC 43808 = CCUG 25351 = NCTC 12218|
||Forms nonpigmented low, glistening and medium sized colonies (3-5 mm in diameter). Weakly haemolytic.|
|Micromorphology:||Nonmotile cocci (0.8-1.0 µm in diameter), which appear singly, in pair, in clusters and in chains.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Coagulase -, urease -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
Can also produce acid from D-mannose.
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 70 species and subspecies have been described within the genus Staphylococcus. S. schleiferi is closely related to S. pseudintermedius, S. delphini and S. intermedius.|
|New names of bacterial phyla|
The taxonomic category phylum was previously not regulated by the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (ICNP), but now this has changed and it was decided to revise the names of bacterial phyla. All phyla must be written in italics (which has been done on VetBact also before) and have the ending -ota.Published 2023-03-01. Read more...
|The taxonomy of chlamydias|
Species within the family Chlamydiaceae were previously divided into two genera Chlamydia and Chlamydophila. However, the differences between these two genera were not that great and many research groups have not accepted this division. Therefore, the genus Chlamydophila has been returned to the genus Chlamydia and this change has now been incorporated in VetBactPublished 2023-03-15. Read more...