27 Jun 2022

Staphylococcus cohnii subspecies urealyticum

An aerobic gram-positive coccus that produces a brilliantly pigmented colony with alternating rings that can be yellow-orange, gray, gray-white, orange or gray. It does not produce free coagulase, bound coagulase or hemolysins. It is the part of the normal flora of the skin, skin glands, anterior nares, and mucous membranes of primates, less frequently found in humans. It is a questionable pathogen for humans causing urinary tract infections, wound infections, endocarditis, and septicemia.