Staphylococcaceae

The Staphylococcaceae are a family of Gram-positive bacteria that includes the genus Staphylococcus, noted for encompassing several medically significant pathogens.

Staphylococcaceae
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Staphylococcus aureus
Scientific classification
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Staphylococcaceae

Schleifer and Bell 2010[1]
Genera

Abyssicoccus
Aliicoccus
Auricoccus
Corticicoccus
Jeotgalicoccus
Macrococcus
Nosocomiicoccus
Salinicoccus
Staphylococcus[2]

The five genera Jeotgalicoccus, Macrococcus, Nosocomiicoccus, Salinicoccus, and Staphylococcus have been shown to be monophyletic, while Gemella appears to be polyphyletic. The pathogen Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a member of this family.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parte, A.C. "Staphylococcaceae". LPSN. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Classification of prokaryotes - Family Staphylococcaceae". LPSN. Retrieved 4 March 2018.