Staphylococcus felis

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Staphylococcus felis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Staphylococcaceae
Genus: Staphylococcus
Species: S. felis
Binomial name
Staphylococcus felis
Igimi et al. 1989

Staphylococcus felis is a Gram-positive, coagulase-negative member of the bacterial genus Staphylococcus consisting of clustered cocci. It demonstrates limited hemolytic activity, but is does show evidence of urease activity and the ability to use sucrose, mannose, and trehalose. S. felis has been isolated from and is associated with skin infections in cats.[1][2]


  1. ^ Higgins, R; Gottschalk, M (May 1991). "Québec. Isolation of Staphylococcus felis from cases of external otitis in cats.". The Canadian veterinary journal. La revue veterinaire canadienne. 32 (5): 312–3. PMC 1481492Freely accessible. PMID 17423789. 
  2. ^ Igimi, S.; Kawamura, S.; Takahashi, E.; Mitsuoka, T. (1 October 1989). "Staphylococcus felis, a New Species from Clinical Specimens from Cats". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 39 (4): 373–377. doi:10.1099/00207713-39-4-373. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Litster, A. L.; Moss, S. M.; Trott, D. J. (October 1, 2008). "Urinary Tract Infections in Cats". 49 (10): 548. doi:10.1111/j.1748-5827.2008.00650.x. 
  • Litster, Annette; Moss, Susan M.; Honnery, Mary; Rees, Bob; Trott, Darren J. (March 31, 2007). "Prevalence of bacterial species in cats with clinical signs of lower urinary tract disease: Recognition of Staphylococcus felis as a possible feline urinary tract pathogen". 121 (1-2): 182–188. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2006.11.025. 

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