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Staphylococcus argenteus
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Staphylococcus, Staphylococcus argenteus
Tong et al. 2015.
Gram-positive cocci, 1 μm in diameter, forming clusters.
Colonies are large, 2 mm in diameter, round, convex, smooth, creamy  white  and and
beta-haemolytic on blood agar. Facultatively anaerobic. Can grow in 6.5% NaCl.
Isolated from the blood culture of a 55-year-old female in 2006 in Darwin, Australia.
Susceptible to novobiocin. Resistant to polymixin B.
Undetermined.
  1. Steven Y. C. Tong, Frieder Schaumburg, Matthew J. Ellington, Jukka Corander, Bruno Pichon, Fabian Leendertz, Stephen D.
    Bentley, Julian Parkhill, Deborah C. Holt, Georg Peters and Philip M. Giffard, 2015. Novel staphylococcal species that form part of
    a Staphylococcus aureus-related complex: the non-pigmented Staphylococcus argenteus sp. nov. and the non-human primate-
    associated Staphylococcus schweitzeri sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 65, 15-22.
Positive results for alkaline  phosphatase, arginine dihydrolase, catalase, coagulase,
pyrrolidonyl arylamidase, acid production from: maltose, mannitol, mannose, methyl
beta-D-glucopyranoside, sucrose & trehalose.

Negative results for alanine arylamidase, phosphatidylinositol phospholipase C, alpha-glucosidase, beta-galactosidase, urease,
alanine-phenylalanine-proline arylamidase, L-aspartic acid arylamidase, alpha-mannosidase, beta-glucuronidase, L-leucine
arylamidase, proline arylamidase, alpha-galactosidase, tyrosine arylamidase, acid production from: N-acetylglucosamine, amygdalin,
alpha-cyclodextrin, galactose, lactose, pullulan, raffinose, ribose, salicin, sorbitol & xylose.
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