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
Prévot 1940
Genera

Staphylococcus
Gemella
Jeotgalicoccus
Macrococcus
Salinicoccus
Nosocomiicoccus

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.