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HOME > Restriction Enzymes> Sources > Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus aureus

BioHazard Level:
2

Growth Temperature:
37oC

Appropriate growth media:
nutrient agar, nutrient broth

Genomic sources for restriction enzymes (at this website):
Sau3AI, Sau96I

Gram Stain:
Staphylococcus aureus is Gram stain positive

Respiration:
Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobe

Motility:
Staphylococcus aureus is non-motile

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Firmicutes; Bacilli; Bacillales; Staphylococcaceae; Staphylococcus

Miscellaneous:
Staphylococcus aureus is part of the normal flora of humans and is found on nasal passages, skin and mucous membranes

Human health and disease:
Staphylococcus aureus is an opportunistic pathogen than causes a variety of conditions including superficial skin lesions, pneumonia, mastitis, phlebitis, meningitis, urinary tract infections, osteomyelitis and endocarditis. Staphylococcus aureus causes food poisoning by releasing enterotoxins into food, and toxic shock syndrome by release of superantigens (i.e.: SEB & SEA) into the blood stream.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as interesting bits of information is not meant to be medical advice and should not be used to treat or diagnose any disease!


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