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Species/Subspecies: Staphylococcus hominis subsp. hominis
Etymology: Genus name: bunch of grape-like cocci (coccus means a grain or berry).
Species epithet: from a human.
Subspecies epithet: see species epithet.
Significance:  [Unclassified]]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Firmicutes
Class
Bacilli
Order
Bacillales
Family
Staphylococcaceae 
Genus
Staphylococcus
Type Strain: DM 122 = ATCC 27844 = CCUG 35516 = NCTC 11320.
Macromorphology (smell):
Staphylococcus hominis  
Form medium sized white to tan colonies (2-4 mm in diameter).
Micromorphology: Non-motile cocci (1-1.5 µm in diameter), which appear in tetrads or in pairs.
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Metabolism: (Facultatively) aerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/(-)
Other Enzymes: Coagulase -
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
+v+-+
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
--(-)-(+)
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
+?--?
Fructose is also fermented. Does not ferment fucose and cellobiose. cf. Staphylococcus sciuri subsp. sciuri).
Spec. Char.: Optimal growth at 28-40°C.
Hosts: Animals and humans
Reservoir: Skin of animals and humans.
Disease:Is usually a harmless commensal, but can cause infections in individuals with weakened immune systems.
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
AKGC00000000.1 ZBW5 2 335 704  

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
NR_036956 DSM 20328T 1544 

Taxonomy/phylogeny: About 70 species and subspecies have been described within the genus Staphylococcus.
Comment:Can produce a thioalcohol which contributes to the odour of the body.
Reference(s): No. 145, 146
Updated:2020-09-17

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