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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 isoleted from skin and nostrils of cat and cattle, respectively.
  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
FirmicutesBacilliBacillalesStaphylococcaceaeStaphylococcus
Type Strain: ATCC 15305 = CCUG 3706 = NCTC 7292
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology:
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Metabolism: Facutatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/-
Other Enzymes: Coagulase -, urease +.
Spec. Char.:
Special Media:
Staphylococcus saprophyticus 
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.
Hosts: Cat, cattle and humans
Disease (Swedish):Kan ge urinvägsinfektion hos människa
Disease (English):May cause urinary tract infections in humans.
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
AP008934 ATCC 15305T 2 516 575  

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
GQ456062 CMC19 1521 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Comment:Is sometimes used as "typespecies" for coagulase negative staphylococci.
Updated:2017-09-21
 

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