|Species/Subspecies:||Staphylococcus sciuri subsp. sciuri|
|Category:||In the normal flora|
|Etymology:||Genus name: bunch of grape-like cocci (coccus means a grain or berry).|
Species epithet: från squirrel.
Subspecies epithet: see species epithet.
|Significance:||It is important to keep in mind that this bacterium may carry different resistance and virulence genes.
|Type Strain:||K21 = ATCC 29070.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Forms large greyish white colonies (9-10 mm in diameter), which become cream tint in the center. No hemolysis on bovine blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Spherical cells (0.8-1.2 µm in diameter), which appear singly, in pairs or in tetrads.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Coagulase -, DNase (+)|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Disease:||May cause skin infections, but it is not common.
|Hosts:||Squirrel, dog, cat, goat and other animal species including humans.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|Taxonomy/phylogeny:||About 70 species and subspecies have been described within the genus Staphylococcus.|
|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...