Species Staphylococcus capitis

Name: Staphylococcus capitis Kloos and Schleifer 1975 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. neut. n. caput, head; L. gen. neut. n. capitis, of the head, pertaining to that part of the human body where cutaneous populations of this species are usually the largest and most frequent

Gender: masculine

Type strains: ATCC 27840; CCM 2734; CCUG 7326; CIP 81.53; DSM 20326; JCM 2420; LMG 13353; NCTC 11045; NRRL B-14752

16S rRNA gene: Z26940 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Kloos WE, Schleifer KH. Isolation and characterization of staphylococci from human skin. II. Description of four new species: Staphylococcus warneri, Staphylococcus capitis, Staphylococcus hominis, and Staphylococcus simulans. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1975; 25:62-79.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 2
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 2
Total number of child taxa: 3

Parent taxon: Staphylococcus Rosenbach 1884 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Kloos WE, Schleifer KH. Isolation and characterization of staphylococci from human skin. II. Description of four new species: Staphylococcus warneri, Staphylococcus capitis, Staphylococcus hominis, and Staphylococcus simulans. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1975; 25:62-79.

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