Species Staphylococcus caseolyticus

Name: Staphylococcus caseolyticus (ex Evans 1916) Schleifer et al. 1982

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov., nom. rev.

Etymology: L. masc. n. caseus, cheese; N.L. masc. adj. lyticus, able to loose, able to dissolve; from Gr. masc. adj. lytikos, dissolving; N.L. masc. adj. caseolyticus, casein-dissolving

Gender: masculine

Type strains: ATCC 13548; DD 4508; DSM 20597

16S rRNA gene: D83359 Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Schleifer KH, Kilpper-Bälz R, Fischer U, Faller A, Endl J. Identification of "Micrococcus candidus" ATCC 14852 as a strain of Staphylococcus epidermidis and of "Micrococcus caseolyticus" ATCC 13548 and Micrococcus varians ATCC 29750 as members of a new species, Staphylococcus caseolyticus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1982; 32:15-20.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Macrococcus caseolyticus (Schleifer et al. 1982) Kloos et al. 1998

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Staphylococcus Rosenbach 1884 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Schleifer KH, Kilpper-Bälz R, Fischer U, Faller A, Endl J. Identification of "Micrococcus candidus" ATCC 14852 as a strain of Staphylococcus epidermidis and of "Micrococcus caseolyticus" ATCC 13548 and Micrococcus varians ATCC 29750 as members of a new species, Staphylococcus caseolyticus. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1982; 32:15-20.

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