Staphylococcaceae

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Staphylococcaceae
Staphylococcus aureus VISA 2.jpg
Staphylococcus aureus
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Staphylococcaceae
Schleifer and Bell 2010[1]
Genera

Aliicoccus
Jeotgalicoccus
Macrococcus
Nosocomiicoccus
Salinicoccus
Staphylococcus[2]

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

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.

References[edit]

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