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Staphylococcus argensis
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Staphylococcus, Staphylococcus argensis  
Hess and Gallert 2015.
Gram-positive cocci, occuring singly, in pairs or small clusters, non-motile,
non-spore-forming.
Colonies are circular, pigmented, about 1 mm in diameter, with entire margins on
DEV nutrient agar after 24 h of incubation at 37 ºC.
Isolated from the river Argen, in Southern Germany. Susceptible to novobiocin.
Undetermined.
  1. Stefanie Heß​, Claudia Gallert. Staphylococcus argensis sp. nov., a novel staphylococcal species isolated from an aquatic
    environment. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, August 2015 65: 2661-2665.
Positive results for catalase, ornithine decarboxylase, acid production from:
D(-)-fructose, D(+)-glucose, glycerol & sucrose.

Negative results for chitinase, coagulase, beta-D-galactopyranosidase, beta-glucuronidase, histidine decarboxylase,
prolylhydroxylase, lysine decarboxylase, nitrate reduction, oxidase, urease, acid production from: adonitol, D(-)-arabinose, arbutin,
D-cellobiose, dulcit, D-galacturonate, D(-)-glycogen, inositol, lactose, lactulose, D-mannitol, maltose, palatinose, L(+)-rhamnose, D
(-)-ribose, D-salactose, salicin, L(-)-sorbose, turanose & D-xylose.
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