Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Species/Subspecies:||Staphylococcus capitis subsp. capitis|
|Category:||In the normal flora|
|Etymology:||Genus name: bunch of grape-like cocci (coccus means a grain or berry).|
Species epithet: from the head (of humans)
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 27840 = CCUG 7326 = NCTC 11045.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Forms small chalk white colonies (1-3 mm in diameter), which are glistening, convex and have an edge. Does not give hemolysis in blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Non-motile cocci (0.8-1.2 µm in diameter), which appear in pair or in tetrads.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Coagulase -, DNase w|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
Is also fermenting mannose.
|Virulence Factors:||Phenol soluble modulins (PSMs) that are proinflammatory and contribute to tha ability to form a biofilm.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|New names of bacterial phyla|
The taxonomic category phylum was previously not regulated by the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (ICNP), but now this has changed and it was decided to revise the names of bacterial phyla. All phyla must be written in italics (which has been done on VetBact also before) and have the ending -ota.Published 2023-03-01. Read more...
|The taxonomy of chlamydias|
Species within the family Chlamydiaceae were previously divided into two genera Chlamydia and Chlamydophila. However, the differences between these two genera were not that great and many research groups have not accepted this division. Therefore, the genus Chlamydophila has been returned to the genus Chlamydia and this change has now been incorporated in VetBactPublished 2023-03-15. Read more...