(c) Costin Stoica
Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Staphylococcus, Staphylococcus jettensis De
Bel et al. 2013.
Gram-positive cocci, 0.5-1.5 μm in diameter, occuring single, in pairs or clusters. Non-
Colonies are 3-4 mm in diameter after 48 h of incubation at 35 ºC, circular, smooth,
raised to umbonate, glistering and opaque with entire edges. Become yellow
pigmented after prolonged incubation (except for strain SEQ027 which is yellow after
overnight incubation). Facultatively anaerobic. Capnophile. A diffuse, 1 mm zone of
beta-haemolysis on 5% sheep and horse blood agar is produced. Red colonies on
mannitol salt agar are produced.
Isolated from human clinical specimens (type strain from blood culture) in Jette, Belgium. Sensitive to novobiocin and vancomycin.
- Annelies De Bel, Koenraad Van Hoorde, Ingrid Wybo, Kristof Vandoorslaer, Fedoua Echahidi, Evie De Brandt, Peter Schumann,
Margareta Ieven, Oriane Soetens, Denis Pierard, Peter Vandamme, 2013. Staphylococcus jettensis sp. nov., a coagulase-negative
staphylococcal species isolated from human clinical specimens. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, 63: 3250-3256.
Positive results for arginine dihydrolase, catalase, nitrate reduction, Voges-Proskauer test, acid production from: beta-D-fructose,
D-glucose, maltose, sucrose & trehalose.
Negative results for aesculin hydrolysis, alkaline phosphatase, arginine arylamidase, beta-galactosidase, coagulase, clumping
factor, DNase, ornithine decarboxylase, oxidase, acid production from: L-arabinose, cellobiose, D-fucose, alpha-lactose,
D-mannose, D-mannitol, melezitose, raffinose, D-ribose, salicin, turanose, xylitol & D-xylose.
Variable results for beta-glucuronidase, pyrrolidonyl arylamidase, urease, acid production from D-galactose.