(c) Costin Stoica
Staphylococcus schweitzeri
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Staphylococcus, Staphylococcus schweitzeri
Tong et al. 2015.
Gram-positive cocci, 1 μm in diameter, forming clusters.
Colonies are round, 1.7 mm in diameter, convex, smooth, yellow and beta-haemolytic  
on blood agar. Facultatively anaerobic. Can grow in 6.5% NaCl.
Isolated from the nares of a red-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus  ascanius) from Gabon, Africa. Susceptible to novobiocin. Resistant to
polymixin B.
Undetermined. Isolated from the nares of Cercopithecus  ascanius within 12 h after the death of the animal.
  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,
L-pyroglutamic acid arylamidase, acid production from: N-acetylglucosamine, maltose,
mannitol, mannose, methyl beta-D-glucopyranoside, ribose, 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: amygdalin, alpha-cyclodextrin,
galactose, lactose,
pullulan, raffinose, salicin, sorbitol & xylose.
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