Staphylococcus simiae

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Staphylococcus simiae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Staphylococcaceae
Genus: Staphylococcus
Species: S. simiae
Binomial name
Staphylococcus simiae
Pantůček et al. 2005

Staphylococcus simiae is a Gram-positive, coagulase-negative member of the bacterial genus Staphylococcus consisting of clustered cocci. This species was originally isolated from the gastrointestinal tract of South American squirrel monkeys, Saimiri sciureus, and found to be genetically similar to S. aureus, but more biochemically similar to S. piscifermentans.[1] A draft genome of S. simiae [2] was sequenced.


  1. ^ Pantůcek, R; Sedlácek, I; Petrás, P; Koukalová, D; Svec, P; Stetina, V; Vancanneyt, M; Chrastinová, L; Vokurková, J; Růzicková, V; Doskar, J; Swings, J; Hájek, V (September 2005). "Staphylococcus simiae sp. nov., isolated from South American squirrel monkeys.". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 55 (Pt 5): 1953–8. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.63590-0. PMID 16166694. 
  2. ^ "Comparative genomic analysis of the genus Staphylococcus including Staphylococcus aureus and its newly described sister species Staphylococcus simiae.". BMC Genomics. 13: 38. 2012. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-38. PMID 22272658. 

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