|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.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes (mycoplasmas)|
About 2 years ago, the taxonomy of mycoplasmas was revised at VetBact, because a research group had proposed that 5 new genera should be included together with the genus Mycoplasma. This also had consequences for higher taxa within the phylum, which was then called Tenericutes. Now another group of researchers has suggested that the new names should be rejected.Published 2023-10-03. Read more...