Species Staphylococcus haemolyticus

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

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: hae.mo.ly’ti.cus Gr. n. haima, blood (Latin transliteration haema); N.L. masc. adj. lyticus, able to loose, able to dissolve; from Gr. masc. adj. lytikos, dissolving; N.L. masc. adj. haemolyticus, blood-dissolving

Gender: masculine

Type strains: ATCC 29970; CCUG 7323; CIP 81.56; DSM 20263; JCM 2416; LMG 13349; NCTC 11042; NRRL B-14755

16S rRNA gene: Z26896 Analyse FASTA

Original publication: Schleifer KH, Kloos WE. Isolation and characterization of staphylococci from human skin. I. Amended descriptions of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus saprophyticus and descriptions of three new species: Staphylococcus cohnii, Staphylococcus haemolyticus, and Staphylococcus xylosus. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1975; 25:50-61.

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: Schleifer KH, Kloos WE. Isolation and characterization of staphylococci from human skin. I. Amended descriptions of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus saprophyticus and descriptions of three new species: Staphylococcus cohnii, Staphylococcus haemolyticus, and Staphylococcus xylosus. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology 1975; 25:50-61.

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