Staphylococcus intermedius

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Staphylococcus intermedius
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Firmicutes
Class:Bacilli
Order:Bacillales
Family:Staphylococcaceae
Genus:Staphylococcus
Species:S. intermedius
Binomial name
Staphylococcus intermedius
Hájek 1976
 
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Staphylococcus intermedius
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Firmicutes
Class:Bacilli
Order:Bacillales
Family:Staphylococcaceae
Genus:Staphylococcus
Species:S. intermedius
Binomial name
Staphylococcus intermedius
Hájek 1976

Staphylococcus intermedius is a Gram positive member of the bacterial genus Staphylococcus consisting of clustered cocci. Strains of this species were originally isolated from the anterior nares of pigeons, dogs, mink, and horses. Many, but not all, of the isolated strains show coagulase activity.[1] Clinical tests for detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus may produce false positives by detecting S. intermedius, as this species shares some phenotypic traits with methicillin-resistant S. aureus strains.[2]

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  1. ^ Hájek, V. (1 October 1976). "Staphylococcus intermedius, a New Species Isolated from Animals". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 26 (4): 401–408. doi:10.1099/00207713-26-4-401. 
  2. ^ Pottumarthy, S; Schapiro, JM; Prentice, JL; Houze, YB; Swanzy, SR; Fang, FC; Cookson, BT (December 2004). "Clinical isolates of Staphylococcus intermedius masquerading as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.". Journal of clinical microbiology 42 (12): 5881–4. doi:10.1128/JCM.42.12.5881-5884.2004. PMID 15583331. 

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