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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]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Firmicutes
Class
Bacilli
Order
Bacillales
Family
Staphylococcaceae 
Genus
Staphylococcus
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+
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:
Other Enzymes: Coagulase -, DNase w
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
+--?(+)
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
-?+?-
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
?????
Is also fermenting mannose.
Spec. Char.:
Virulence Factors: Phenol soluble modulins (PSMs) that are proinflammatory and contribute to tha ability to form a biofilm.
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)GenomeRef.
CP007601 AYP1020 2 443 604 1c + 1c + 1pp Nr 156

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
AB626127 JCM 2420T 1473 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Reference(s): No. 156
Updated:2020-12-10

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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. 

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