|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.|
|"Dear child has many names" (call it what you will...)|
For a long time, Rhodococcus hoagii was referred to Rhodococcus equi on VetBact, because we experienced some resistance to the name that is now considered to be the correct one, i.e. Rhodococcus hoagii. Now you can find the bacterium in question under the correct name in VetBact, but you can also find the bacterium when searching for the old name.Published 2021-10-10. Read more...