Species Staphylococcus simulans

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

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: L. part. adj. simulans, imitating, named for having similarities to certain coagulase-positive staphylococci, including Staphylococcus aureus

Gender: masculine

Type strains: ATCC 27848; CCUG 7327 A; CIP 81.64; DSM 20322; HAMBI 2058; JCM 2424; NCTC 11046; NRRL B-14753

16S rRNA gene: D83373 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

Risk group: 1

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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