Species Staphylococcus epidermidis

Name: Staphylococcus epidermidis (Winslow and Winslow 1908) Evans 1916 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Etymology: e.pi.der’mi.dis Gr. neut. n. epiderma, the outer skin; N.L. gen. n. epidermidis, of the epidermis

Gender: masculine

Type strains: ATCC 14990; CCM 2124; CCUG 18000 A; CCUG 39508; CIP 81.55; DSM 20044; JCM 2414; LMG 10474; NBRC 100911; NCAIM B.01066; NCTC 11047

16S rRNA gene: Z26894 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Evans AC. The bacteria of milk freshly drawn from normal udders. Journal of Infectious Diseases 1916; 18:437-476.

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

Risk group: 2

Parent taxon: Staphylococcus Rosenbach 1884 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Evans AC. The bacteria of milk freshly drawn from normal udders. Journal of Infectious Diseases 1916; 18:437-476.

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