Staphylococcus aureus

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Staphylococcus aureus


Taxonavigation: Bacillales 

Superregnum: Bacteria
Group: Terrabacteria group
Phylum: Firmicutes
Classis: Bacilli
Ordo: Bacillales

Familia: Staphylococcaceae
Genus: Staphylococcus
Species: Staphylococcus aureus
Subspecies: Staphylococcus aureus subsp. anaerobius - Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus


Staphylococcus aureus Rosenbach, 1884


The most harmful of the numerous common staphylococcal bacteria is Staphylococcus aureus. These gram-positive, sphere-shaped (coccal) bacteria can cause pneumonia, heart valve infections, and bone infections and may be resistant to treatment with some medicines (see image How Bacteria Shape Up). They frequently cause skin infections.


Vernacular names[edit]

català: Estafilococ daurat
dansk: Gule stafylokokker
English: Golden staph
español: Estafilococo dorado
français: Staphylocoque doré
italiano: Stafilococco aureo
日本語: 黄色ブドウ球菌
polski: Gronkowiec złocisty
中文: 金黃色葡萄球菌
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