(c) Costin Stoica
Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Staphylococcus, Staphylococcus argensis
Hess and Gallert 2015.
Gram-positive cocci, occuring singly, in pairs or small clusters, non-motile,
Colonies are circular, yellow pigmented, about 1 mm in diameter, with entire margins
on DEV nutrient agar after 24 h of incubation at 37 ºC. Grows on ChapmanStone-agar.
Isolated from the river Argen, in Southern Germany. Susceptible to novobiocin.
- Stefanie Heß, Claudia Gallert. Staphylococcus argensis sp. nov., a novel staphylococcal species isolated from an aquatic
environment. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, August 2015 65: 2661-2665.
Positive results for catalase, ornithine decarboxylase, acid production from:
D(-)-fructose, D(+)-glucose, glycerol and sucrose.
Negative results for chitinase, coagulase, beta-D-galactopyranosidase, beta-glucuronidase, histidine decarboxylase,
prolylhydroxylase, lysine decarboxylase, nitrate reduction, oxidase, urease, acid production from: adonitol, D(-)-arabinose, arbutin,
D-cellobiose, dulcit, D-galacturonate, D(-)-glycogen, inositol, lactose, lactulose, D-mannitol, maltose, palatinose, L(+)-rhamnose, D
(-)-ribose, D-salactose, salicin, L(-)-sorbose, turanose and D-xylose.