|Species/Subspecies:||Staphylococcus hominis subsp. hominis|
|Category:||In the normal flora|
|Etymology:||Genus name: bunch of grape-like cocci (coccus means a grain or berry).|
Species epithet: from a human.
Subspecies epithet: see species epithet.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||DM 122 = ATCC 27844 = CCUG 35516 = NCTC 11320.|
||Form medium sized white to tan colonies (2-4 mm in diameter).|
|Micromorphology:||Non-motile cocci (1-1.5 µm in diameter), which appear in tetrads or in pairs.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Coagulase -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Spec. Char.:||Optimal growth at 28-40°C.|
|Reservoir:||Skin of animals and humans.|
|Disease:||Is usually a harmless commensal, but can cause infections in individuals with weakened immune systems.
|Hosts:||Animals and humans|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|Taxonomy/phylogeny:||About 70 species and subspecies have been described within the genus Staphylococcus.|
|Comment:||Can produce a thioalcohol which contributes to the odour of the body.|
|Reference(s):||No. 145, 146|
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