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Species/Subspecies: Staphylococcus schleiferi subsp. schleiferi
Category: Causes hemolysis
Etymology: Genus name: bunch of grape-like coccus (coccus means a grain or berry
Species epithet: named after the German microbiologist Karl Heinz Schleifer, for his contributions to the taxonomy of Gram-positive bacteria
Subspecies epithet: see species epithet.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Firmicutes
Class
Bacilli
Order
Bacillales
Family
Staphylococcaceae 
Genus
Staphylococcus
Type Strain: N850274 = ATCC 43808 = CCUG 25351 = NCTC 12218
Macromorphology (smell):
   
Forms nonpigmented low, glistening and medium sized colonies (3-5 mm in diameter). Weakly haemolytic.
Micromorphology: Nonmotile cocci (0.8-1.0 µm in diameter), which appear singly, in pair, in clusters and in chains.
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/-
Other Enzymes: Coagulase -, urease -
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
+--?-
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
---?v
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
+?-??
Can also produce acid from D-mannose.
Spec. Char.:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
CP009676.1 5909-02 2 528 396 1c + 0 

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
S83568 ATCC 43808 1554 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
About 70 species and subspecies have been described within the genus Staphylococcus. S. schleiferi is closely related to S. pseudintermedius, S. delphini and S. intermedius.
Updated:2015-12-09

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