Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Species/Subspecies:||Staphylococcus saprophyticus subsp. saprophyticus|
|Etymology:||Genus name: bunch of grape-like cocci (coccus means a grain or berry)|
Species epithet: saprophytic
Subspecies epithet: see Species epithet
|Significance:||Does not cause disease in animals, but can be isolated from skin and nostrils of cat and cattle, respectively.
[Of minor importance]
|Type Strain:||ATCC 15305 = CCUG 3706 = NCTC 7292|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Coagulase -, urease +.|
||Could be of interest to see this bacterium on a SELMA Plus plate, becauce it is sometimes used as "type species" for coagulase negative staphylococci.|
|Disease:||May cause urinary tract infections in humans.
|Hosts:||Cat, cattle and humans|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|Comment:||Is sometimes used as "type species" for coagulase negative staphylococci.|
|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...