Taxonomy And Characteristics Of Staphylococus Aureus Pdf

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There are five organisms to consider as potential human pathogens in this genus: S. It can produce a range of toxins including enterotoxins food poisoning , cytotoxins general systemic toxins , and toxic shock superantigens. The other coagulase-negative staphylococci S.

This exercise gives you the opportunity to use selective media, in this case based on high sodium chloride MSA and SM1 10 are both selective media for the isolation of Staphylococci - 7. A selective medium has an inhibitory agent which favors the growth of certain bacteria by inhibiting others.

MSA contains an additional indicator for monitoring mannitol fermentation, which makes it a differential media also. Of the bacteria which can grow in the presence of high NaCl, some are halophilic requiring a certain concentration of salt to grow while other are haloduric do not use the salt, but can tolerate it.

Staphylococcusis not halophilic, but rather haloduric, in that it can live in or endure high NaCl concentrations. The other media being used in this exercise are for differentiating pathogenic Staphylococcus from nonpathogenic, and for identification of the species.

Not only salt resistant, Staphylococcus is always facultatively anaerobic. Staphylococcus is usually either beta hemolytic or not hemolytic at all called gamma hemolysis. Pathogenic Staphylococci can produce a variety of virulence factors, including toxins,coagulase, leucocidins, and hydrolytic enzymes that can damage host tissues.

It is a common medium used to culture bacteria because:. CNA agar is a type of blood agar. The only difference is that CNA has an antibiotic, naladixic acid , that inhibits gram - bacteria. Hemolysis is the breakdown of red blood cells.

Hemolysins are enzymes produced by some bacteria and are released into the medium around the bacterial colony. It can be a complete breakdown of the cells, with the release of hemoglobin and a clearing of the red from the surrounding medium around the colony. Or the hemolysis can be a partial breakdown, resulting in a greenish or green-yellow zone around the colony.

Be sure to keep a list of all test results for your isolates. Common coagulase negative Staphylococcal species. Objectives Become familiar with the speciation of the genus Staphylococcus.

Grow and identify different staphylococci species using selective and differential agar Identify the 3 hemolytic types on blood agar.

Using an isolation streak technique , inoculate the Columbia naladixic acid CNA and place the novobiocin disc in section 1. Novobiocin sensitivity is a key differentiating features among some of the Staphylococcus species. Place forceps into the alcohol and then sterilize the forceps by running them through the flame quickly. The alcohol will catch on fire and when evaporated from the forceps, they will then be sterile. You may now pick a novobiocin disc from the holder to place on the CNA plate—in the FIRST streak section where there will be confluent growth of the bacterium.

For the other agar plates--SM plate,mannitol salt agar MSA plate, DNAse agar plate—an inoculation line down the center of the plate is adequate for growth results. Run oxidase and catalase tests on plate culture. Gram stain the isolate to get shape and arrangement as well as gram reaction. We will be doing the ONPG test the next session. That test requires the turning on of a set of genes, the lac operon. To induce this activity, the bacterium has to be exposed to lactose.

This is why you will also inoculate a tube of phenol red lactose broth. Staph aureus produces alpha toxin which typically causes wide zones of beta complete hemolysis.

Check the SM for growth and for pigment. Nutrients and vitamins in this medium enhance the pigmentation of the pathogenic Staphylococcus , those colonies becoming ayellow-orange colony. Run the coagulase test: there is a linked exercise for this test.

There are only a few species of Staphylococcus that are positive for the coagulase test see table below , and S. Since there are 2 kinds of coagulase enzyme—bound and freethere are 2 different tests that can be used to identify these enzymes. The TUBE method is the definitive test of the 2, the most reliable.

The coagulase test exercise in the lab manual clearly describes these 2 versions. The ONPG test will be run. Look in your lab exercises for this test for the directions on how to run the test.

Since there is very little liquid in the tube, you will want to cover the top of the tube will parafilm and then place the tube top over that. This reduces dehydration. The test media that you will run for identification depends on which category your organism falls in. You may want to run some of the following tests. Available media : arginine and ornithine decarboxylase broths urea broth ONPG sucrose, trehalose, maltose sugars VP broth nitrate broth If you have a coagulase positive Staph , there are only a few species available as your choice: there is a table with those species below.

Run necessary tests for identification. Write up a report for your Staphylococcus species identification, if your instructor directs you to do so. Common coagulase negative Staphylococcal species Table 2: Differentiation of S. What are the distinguishing features of the genus Staphylococcus? Can you give the test reaction of S.

What happens to RBCs in beta and alpha hemolysis?

22A: Identification of Staphylococcus Species

Staphylococcus aureus is an important human pathogen that causes wide range of infectious conditions both in nosocomial and community settings. The Gram-positive pathogen is armed with battery of virulence factors that facilitate to establish infections in the hosts. The organism is well known for its ability to acquire resistance to various antibiotic classes. The emergence and spread of methicillin-resistant S. The epidemiology of MRSA has been evolving since its initial outbreak which necessitates a comprehensive medical approach to tackle this pathogen. Vancomycin has been the drug of choice for years but its utility was challenged by the emergence of resistance.

Although community-associated MRSA isolates were more likely to be susceptible to 4 antimicrobial classes adjusted OR, 2. Community-associated isolates were also more likely to belong to 1 of 2 pulsed-field gel electrophoresis clonal groups in both univariate and multivariate analysis. Community-associated isolates typically possessed different exotoxin gene profiles eg, Panton Valentine leukocidin genes compared with health care—associated isolates. This suggests that most community-associated MRSA strains did not originate in health care settings, and that their microbiological features may have contributed to their emergence in the community. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus MRSA was identified as a nosocomial pathogen in the s.


Taxonomy/characteristics Staphylococcus aureus may be associated with severe infection and it is important to distinguish it from the.


Metrics details. Staphylococcal food poisoning SFP is one of the most common food-borne diseases in the world. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis PFGE , multilocus sequence typing MLST and spa typing methods were used to characterize Staphylococcus aureus isolates from food surveillance during — in southwest China, and Staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec SCC mec typing was used for methicillin-resistant S. Isolates were also examined for their antibiotic resistance and carriage of virulence genes.

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Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram-positive , round-shaped bacterium that is a member of the Firmicutes , and it is a usual member of the microbiota of the body, frequently found in the upper respiratory tract and on the skin. It is often positive for catalase and nitrate reduction and is a facultative anaerobe that can grow without the need for oxygen. Pathogenic strains often promote infections by producing virulence factors such as potent protein toxins , and the expression of a cell-surface protein that binds and inactivates antibodies. The emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of S. Despite much research and development , no vaccine for S. It is still one of the five most common causes of hospital-acquired infections and is often the cause of wound infections following surgery. Each year, around , patients in hospitals of the United States contract a staphylococcal infection, chiefly by S.

There are five organisms to consider as potential human pathogens in this genus: S. It can produce a range of toxins including enterotoxins food poisoning , cytotoxins general systemic toxins , and toxic shock superantigens. The other coagulase-negative staphylococci S.

Underrated Staphylococcus species and their role in antimicrobial resistance spreading. The increasing threat of antimicrobial resistance has shed light on the interconnection between humans, animals, the environment, and their roles in the exchange and spreading of resistance genes. In this review, we present evidences that show that Staphylococcus species, usually referred to as harmless or opportunistic pathogens, represent a threat to human and animal health for acting as reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance genes.

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