Staphylococcus cohnii

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Staphylococcus cohnii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Staphylococcaceae
Genus: Staphylococcus
Species: S. cohnii
Binomial name
Staphylococcus cohnii

Staphylococcus cohnii is a Gram-positive, coagulase-negative member of the bacterial genus Staphylococcus consisting of clustered cocci. The species commonly lives on human skin; clinical isolates have shown high levels of antibiotic resistance.[1] A strain of S. cohnii was found to contain a mobile genetic element very similar to the staphylococcal cassette chromosome encoding methicillin resistance element seen in Staphylococcus aureus.[2]


  1. ^ Garza-Gonz Lez, E; Morfin-Otero, R; Mart Nez-V; Zquez, MA; Gonzalez-Diaz, E; Gonz Lez-Santiago, O; Rodr Guez-Noriega, E (December 2011). "Microbiological and molecular characterization of human clinical isolates of Staphylococcus cohnii, Staphylococcus hominis, and Staphylococcus sciuri". Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases. 43 (11–12): 930–6. doi:10.3109/00365548.2011.598873. PMID 21851333.
  2. ^ Zong, Zhiyong; Lü, Xiaoju; DeLeo, Frank R. (17 November 2010). "Characterization of a New SCCmec Element in Staphylococcus cohnii". PLoS ONE. 5 (11): e14016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014016.

Further reading[edit]

Hu, XinJun; Li, Ang; Lv, LongXian; Yuan, Chunhui; Guo, Lihua; Jiang, Xiawei; Jiang, Haiyin; Qian, GuiRong; Zheng, Beiwen; Guo, Jing; Li, LanJuan. "High quality draft genome sequence of Staphylococcus cohnii subsp cohnii strain hu-01". Standards in Genomic Sciences. 9 (3): 755–762. doi:10.4056/sigs.5429581. PMC 4149010. PMID 25197460. Retrieved 2014-11-03.

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