- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 25, Issue 1
f Isolation and Characterization of Staphylococci from Human Skin II. Descriptions of Four New Species: Staphylococcus warneri, Staphylococcus capitis, Staphylococcus hominis, and Staphylococcus simulans 1
- Authors: Wesley E. Kloos, Karl H. Schleifer
- First Published Online: 01 January 1975, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 25: 62-79, doi: 10.1099/00207713-25-1-62
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Issue Published:
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Staphylococci were isolated from the skins of people living in North Carolina and New Jersey and were studied in an attempt to resolve their natural relationships. As a result of this study, four new species are proposed in this paper: Staphylococcus warneri, S. capitis, S. hominis, and S. simulans. The type strains of these species are ATCC 27836, ATCC 27840, ATCC 27844, and ATCC 27848, respectively. The new species were established on the basis of a variety of morphological, physiological, biochemical, and antibiotic characters. Cell wall composition was particularly useful in resolving species and correlated well with other characters. Characteristic pigment production was useful in distinguishing several of the different species. A summary of the character variation found in the species and a scheme for the classification of human cutaneous staphylococci are included in this paper. The predominant staphylococci found on human skin were S. epidermidis and S. hominis.
Paper no. 4401 of the Journal Series of the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Raleigh, N.C. 27607.
Copyright © 1975 International Association of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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