Macrococcus lamae
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Macrococcus, Macrococcus lamae Mannerova
et al. 2003.
Gram-positive cocci, nonmotile, nonsporing, (0.74-0.92 μm in diameter). Occur singly
or grouped in pairs or tetrads.
Colonies are 2-5 mm in diameter (24h), circular, smooth, glossy, orange-pigmented
and nonhemolytic. Growth temperature 15-36 ºC. No growth at 4 and 42 ºC. No growth
in 4% NaCl. Media: Trypticase Soy Agar ± 5% sheep blood,
P agar.
Isolated from llama skin (Lama glama L.). Susceptible to novobiocin 5 μg and moderate susceptible to novobiocin 1.6 μg.
Not determined.
  1. Karl-Heinz Schleifer and Julia A. Bell, 2009. Family VIII. Staphylococcaceae fam. nov.. In: (Eds.) P.D. Vos, G. Garrity, D. Jones, N.R.
    Krieg, W. Ludwig, F.A. Rainey, K.-H. Schleifer, W.B. Whitman. Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume 3: The
    Firmicutes, Springer, 392-426.
  2. Sylva Mannerova, Roman Pantucek, Jiri Doskar, Pavel Svec, Cindy Snauwaert, Marc Vancanneyt, Jean Swings, and Ivo Sedlacek.
    Macrococcus brunensis sp. nov., Macrococcus hajekii sp. nov. and Macrococcus lamae sp. nov., from the skin of llamas. Int J Syst
    Evol Microbiol September 2003 53:1647-1654.
Positive results for oxidase, catalase, casein hydrolysis, gelatin hydrolysis, alkaline
phosphatase, acid production from: maltose, sucrose, D-mannitol, D-fructose,
D-trehalose & D-glucose.

Negative results for nitrates reduction, acetoin production, Tween 80 hydrolysis, starch
hydrolysis, lecithin hydrolysis, esculin
hydrolysis, tyrosine hydrolysis,  clumping factor, coagulase, arginine dihydrolase, arginine arylamidase, ornithine decarboxylase,
beta-galactosidase, beta-glucuronidase, pyrrolidonyl arylamidase, esterase (C4), lipase (C14), urease, acid production from:
melezitose, xylose, arabinose, turanose, xylitol, D-sorbitol, D-cellobiose, D-salicin, raffinose, D-galactose, lactose, ribose,
D-melibiose, D-mannose, N-acetylglucosamine, methyl alpha-D-glucoside, xylitol & glycerol.
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