|Etymology:||Genus name: bunch of grape-like cocci (coccus means a grain or berry)|
Species epithet: intermediary (refers to its resemblance to both S. aureus and S. epidermidis)
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||H 11/68 = ATCC 29663 = CCUG 6520 and 27191 = NCTC 11048.|
||Medium (2-4 mm in diameter) sized, opaque and white colonies. Low convex and with smooth edges. They often give a double hemolysis zone on blood agar (clear narrow inner zone and a broad turbid outer zone).|
|Micromorphology:||Non-motile cocci (0.5-1.5 µm in diameter) in clusters.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Coagulase +, urease +|
|Biochemical Tests:||Voges-Proskauer -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:
Comments: Maltose is, however, negative or possible weakly positive under aerobic conditions on agar plates (see Fig. 22:3).
Other carbohydrates: Mannose +.
|Spec. Char.:||Temperature optimum: 30-40°C, but can grow between 15 and 45 °C.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 70 species and subspecies have been described within the genus Staphylococcus. S. intermedius is closely related to S. pseudintermedius, S. delphini and S. schleiferi.|
|Comment:||Purple agar with maltose is used for differentiation of S. aureus and S. pseudintermedius (see above).|
|Dissertation with bacteriological connection|
On Friday, November 24, at 09:15 Madeleine Moazzami defends her thesis with the title: "Foodborne bacteria in slaughterhouses with focus on cleaning and disinfection". The defense takes place in Lennart Kennes hall, BioCentrum, campus Ultuna. All interested parties are welcome to attend.Published 2023-11-20. Read more...