Staphylococcus vitulinus

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Staphylococcus vitulinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Bacillales
Family: Staphylococcaceae
Genus: Staphylococcus
Species: S. vitulinus
Binomial name
Staphylococcus vitulinus
Webster et al. 1994

Staphylococcus vitulinus is a Gram-positive, coagulase-negative member of the bacterial genus Staphylococcus consisting of clustered cocci. The species was originally isolated from food (beef, chicken, lamb, and other meats) and animals (mammals including horse, vole, and whale) and was named Staphylococcus vitulus.[1] The name was later changed to Staphylococcus vitulinus for correct Latin grammar.[2]

The species Staphylococcus pulvereri, originally isolated from humans and from a diseased chicken carcass,[3] was later determined to be synonymous with S. vitulinus.[4]


  1. ^ WEBSTER, J. A.; BANNERMAN, T. L.; HUBNER, R. J.; BALLARD, D. N.; COLE, E. M.; BRUCE, J. L.; FIEDLER, F.; SCHUBERT, K.; KLOOS, W. E. (1 July 1994). "Identification of the Staphylococcus sciuri Species Group with Eco RI Fragments Containing rRNA Sequences and Description of Staphylococcus vitulus sp. nov.". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 44 (3): 454–460. doi:10.1099/00207713-44-3-454. PMID 7520736. 
  2. ^ Truper, H. G.; de' Clari, L. (1 April 1998). "Taxonomic note: erratum and correction of further specific epithets formed as substantives (nouns) 'in apposition'". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 48 (2): 615–615. doi:10.1099/00207713-48-2-615. 
  3. ^ Zakrzewska-Czerwińska, J; Gaszewska-Mastalarz, A; Lis, B; Gamian, A; Mordarski, M (Jan 1995). "Staphylococcus pulvereri sp. nov., isolated from human and animal specimens.". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 45 (1): 169–72. doi:10.1099/00207713-45-1-169. PMID 7857796. 
  4. ^ Svec, P. (1 November 2004). "Reclassification of Staphylococcus pulvereri Zakrzewska-Czerwinska et al. 1995 as a later synonym of Staphylococcus vitulinus Webster et al. 1994". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 54 (6): 2213–2215. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.63080-0. PMID 15545460. 

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