Staphylococcus fleurettii sp. nov., isolated from goat's milk cheeses

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2000 Jul;50 Pt 4:1521-1527. doi: 10.1099/00207713-50-4-1521.


A new coagulase-negative and novobiocin-resistant species of the genus Staphylococcus, Staphylococcus fleurettii, isolated from raw-milk cheeses, is described. This species is differentiated from the other novobiocin-resistant staphylococci on the basis of ribotype and intergenic transcribed spacer patterns, DNA-DNA reassociation reactions, cell wall composition and phenotypic characteristics. S. fleurettii could be distinguished by its oxidase activity, by its ability to produce acid aerobically from D-trehalose, D-mannose, D-turanose and maltose and by its inability to produce acid from D-cellobiose. The type strain of S. fleurettii is CIP 106114T (= DSM 13212T).

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology
  • Cell Wall / chemistry
  • Cheese / microbiology*
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
  • Food Microbiology*
  • Goats
  • Novobiocin / pharmacology
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Phenotype
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 23S / genetics
  • Ribotyping
  • Staphylococcus / drug effects
  • Staphylococcus / isolation & purification*
  • Staphylococcus / physiology


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 23S
  • Novobiocin