Small colony variant of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius ST71 presenting as a sticky phenotype

Vincenzo Savini, Edoardo Carretto, Ennio Polilli, Roberta Marrollo, Stella Santarone, Paolo Fazii, Domenico D'Antonio, Alexandra Rossano, Vincent Perreten

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Abstract

We first observed the phenomenon of small colony variants (SCVs) in a Staphylococcus pseudintermedius sequence type 71 (ST71) strain, isolated from a non-pet owner. Although we found that small-sized colonies share main features with Staphylococcus aureus SCVs, they nevertheless show a novel, particular, and sticky phenotype, whose expression was extremely stable, even after subcultivation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1225-1227
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume52
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Medicine(all)

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