genus Staphylococcus

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Noun1.genus Staphylococcus - includes many pathogenic species
bacteria genus - a genus of bacteria
family Micrococcaceae, Micrococcaceae - spherical or elliptical usually aerobic eubacteria that produce yellow or orange or red pigment; includes toxin-producing forms as well as harmless commensals and saprophytes
staph, staphylococci, staphylococcus - spherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections
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In ongoing ecological study of staphylococci in mammalian species, the appearance of genus Staphylococcus was estimated to be about 250 million years ago by molecular clock method using genome-wide datasets.
On the basis of 16S rRNA sequencing the isolated strains were identified as different species of the genus Staphylococcus, while one strain (2P) which was identified as Micrococcus caseolyticus (Supplementary Table I).
The genus Staphylococcus includes several pathogenic organisms among which Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most important.
The most frequently identified bacterial organisms belonged to the genus Staphylococcus followed by Corynebacterium.
The genus Staphylococcus is among the numerous pathogens that have undergone significant changes in antimicrobial susceptibility in recent decades.
In 1886, the genus Staphylococcus was separated from Micrococcus by Fliigge in 1886 [3].