Staphylococcus, or commonly known as Staph, is type of bacteria that has almost 30 other types than can cause infection (Cunha, 2014). Since there are only minor differences in the species of Staph, taxonomists still consider them as good species. Staphylococcaceae is the bacterial family of the genus Staphylococcus (Hill, n.d.). Staphylococcus aureus is the most common to cause infection. S. aureus, together with S. intermedius, is coagulase positive while all the other types are coagulase negative (Baron, n.d.).
Morphological and Anatomical Features
Staphylococci are gram-positive, spherical in shape, and have a one-micrometer diameter and under a microscope, it looks like clusters or Continue reading...