|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.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...