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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The genus Staphylococcus comprises 52 species (3); of these, 17 can be isolated from human biological samples.
Here, we report both a plasmid-encoded, and thereby transferable, methicillin resistance encoded by mecB and the occurrence of this gene in an isolate of the genus Staphylococcus.
Noda et al., "dnaJ gene sequence-based assay for species identification and phylogenetic grouping in the genus Staphylococcus," International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, vol.
Members of the genus Staphylococcus produce various proteinaceous and nonproteinaceous adhesins, to mediate attachment to host surfaces, such as plasma extracellular and matrix proteins or even host cells [10, 11].
To date, there are 45 species and eight sub-species in the genus Staphylococcus, many of which preferentially found the human body (Kloos and Bannerman, 1994), however Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis are the two most characterized and studied strains.
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.
The genus Staphylococcus comprises gram-positive, facultative anaerobic, immobile and catalase positive cocci, (1) being divided into two groups based on the production of coagulase, which are: Coagulase-positive Staphylococci (CPS) and coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CNS).
Natural populations of the genus Staphylococcus. Annu Rev Microbiol.
The most frequently identified bacterial organisms belonged to the genus Staphylococcus followed by Corynebacterium.