(c) Costin Stoica
Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Staphylococcus, Staphylococcus jettensis De
Bel et al. 2013.
Description is based on a single isolate.
Gram-positive cocci, 0.5-0.8 μm in diameter, occuring singly, in pairs or in clusters.
Colonies on 5% sheep blood agar are white, glossy, circular, regular, bulged, non-
haemolytic and 1-3 mm in diameter after 48 h incubation at 37 ºC. The temperature
range for growth is 25-45 ºC, with optimum growth between 30 ºC and 37 ºC. Grows
at 37 ºC in TSB containing 0-15 % (w/v) NaCl. Facultatively anaerobic; grows better
Isolated from a human brain abscess. Sensitive to novobiocin, oxacillin, gentamicin, clindamycin, ofloxacin, rifampicin, fosfomycin,
vancomycin, teicoplanin and trimethoprim+sulfamethoxazole. Intermediate susceptibility to fusidic acid.
Undetermined. Isolated from a human brain abscess.
- Mouhamad Al Masalma, Didier Raoult and Veronique Roux, 2010. Staphylococcus massiliensis sp. nov., isolated from a human
brain abscess. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 60, 1066-1072.
Based on API ZYM, API 20 Staph, API Rapid ID32 and API 50CHB/E results.
Positive results for catalase, esterase (C4) (weak reaction), esterase lipase (C8) (weak reaction) & nitrates reduction.
Negative results for aesculin hydrolysis, acetoin production, alkaline phosphatase, arginine dihydrolase, arginine arylamidase,
alpha-chymotrypsin, lipase (C14), acid phosphatase, clumping factor, coagulase, cystine arylaminidase, alpha-fucosidase, alpha- or
beta-galactosidase, alpha- or beta-glucosidase, beta-glucuronidase, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, leucine arylamidase,
alpha-mannosidase, naphthol-AS-BI-phosphohydrolase, ornithine decarboxylase, oxidase, pyrrolidonyl arylamidase, trypsin, urease,
valine arylaminidase, acid production from: D-adonitol, aesculin ferric citrate, amygdalin, D- or L-arabitol, D- or L-arabinose, arbutin,
cellobiose, dulcitol, erythritol, D-fructose, D- or L-fucose, D-galactose, gentiobiose, glycogen, D-glucose, glycerol, gluconate, 2- or
5-ketogluconate, methyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside, N-acetylglucosamine, inositol, inulin, D-lactose, D-lyxose, D-mannitol,
D-mannose, maltose, D-melibiose, melezitose, methyl alpha-D-mannopyranoside, raffinose, L-rhamnose, D-ribose, salicin,
D-sorbitol, L-sorbose, starch, sucrose, D-tagatose, trehalose, turanose, methyl beta-D-xylopyranoside, xylitol, D- or L-xylose.