Characterization of Staphylococcus at the genus and species

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Characterization of Staphylococcus at the genus and species

Post by wesida » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:41 pm

Hello, What are some other tests to characterize Staph at the genus levels other than (gram stain, Catalase test)
and also how about differentiating in the species level?

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Re: Characterization of Staphylococcus at the genus and species

Post by Cat » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:11 pm

You can id S. aureus by coagulase test - it's positive while other Staph are negative. To id other staph you can do various biochem tests but those are not as simple.

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Post by wesida » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:34 pm

Thanks, What are some of those biochem tests, like API stirps?

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Post by Cat » Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:37 am

Yes. API strips, Biolog plates etc...

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