|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:||
Can also ferment fucose and cellobiose, which is unique for staphylococci.
|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.|
|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...