|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 taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...