Staphylococcus condimenti

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Staphylococcus condimenti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Staphylococcaceae
Genus: Staphylococcus
Species: S. condimenti
Binomial name
Staphylococcus condimenti
Probst et al. 1998

Staphylococcus condimenti is a Gram-positive, coagulase-negative member of the bacterial genus Staphylococcus consisting of single, paired, and clustered cocci. Strains of this species were originally isolated from fermenting soy sauce mash and are positive for catalase, urease, arginine dihydrolase, nitrate reductase, beta-galactosidase, and phosphatase activity.[1]

Unlike some clinical Staphylococcus isolates and some food-derived strains, S. condimenti has shown no noticeable resistance to antibiotics including lincomycin and penicillin.[2]


  1. ^ Probst, AJ; Hertel, C; Richter, L; Wassill, L; Ludwig, W; Hammes, WP (July 1998). "Staphylococcus condimenti sp. nov., from soy sauce mash, and Staphylococcus carnosus (Schleifer and Fischer 1982) subsp. utilis subsp. nov.". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 48 (3): 651–8. PMID 9734019. doi:10.1099/00207713-48-3-651. 
  2. ^ Resch, M; Nagel, V; Hertel, C (Sep 30, 2008). "Antibiotic resistance of coagulase-negative staphylococci associated with food and used in starter cultures.". International Journal of Food Microbiology. 127 (1-2): 99–104. PMID 18625535. doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2008.06.013. 

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