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Staphylococcus

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Sharon J. Peacock PhD FRCP FRCPath Faculty of Tropical Medicine

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0032

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Peacock, S. J. 2010. Staphylococcus. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Mahidol University, Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow in, Clinical Tropical Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Historical Perspective
  • 2
    Definition of the Genus
  • 3
    Classification of Species and Subspecies
  • 4
    Habitat
  • 5
    Cell Morphology and Cultural Characteristics
  • 6
    Metabolism
  • 7
    Cellular Components
  • 8
    Genetic Mechanisms
  • 9
    Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents
  • 10
    Laboratory Isolation and Identification of Staphylococci
  • 11
    Typing Methods
  • 12
    S. aureus Disease
  • 13
    Clinical Syndromes
  • 14
    Prevention of S. aureus Infection

Keywords:

  • Staphylococcus-Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus albus;
  • staphylococcal subspecies-phenotypic characters and DNA relatedness;
  • cell morphology and cultural characteristics;
  • carbohydrate metabolism;
  • amino acid biosynthesis and nitrogen requirements;
  • S. aureus gene expression and regulatory system control;
  • resistance to antimicrobial agents;
  • typing techniques-studying macroepidemiology and micro-epidemiology of staphylococci