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HOME > Restriction Enzymes> Sources > Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus aureus

BioHazard Level:

Growth Temperature:

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

Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobe

Staphylococcus aureus is non-motile

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

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 is. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, please check current reference material prior to growth or handling of microorganisms.

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