Staphylococcus massiliensis

Staphylococcus massiliensis is a Gram-positive, coagulase-negative member of the bacterial genus Staphylococcus consisting of clustered cocci. Strains of this species were first isolated from a human brain abscess and were found to be most closely related to Staphylococcus piscifermentans, Staphylococcus condimenti, Staphylococcus carnosus subsp. carnosus, Staphylococcus carnosus subsp. utilis, and Staphylococcus simulans.[1] A subsequent study found that S. massiliensis may actually be part of the human skin microbiome and may have been a contaminant of brain abscess-derived samples.[2]

Staphylococcus massiliensis
Scientific classification
S. massiliensis
Binomial name
Staphylococcus massiliensis
Al Masalma, Raoult, and Roux 2010


  1. ^ Al Masalma, M.; Raoult, D.; Roux, V. (7 August 2009). "Staphylococcus massiliensis sp. nov., isolated from a human brain abscess". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 60 (5): 1066–1072. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.006486-0. PMID 19666814.
  2. ^ Zong, Z (February 2012). "The newly-recognized species Staphylococcus massiliensis is likely to be part of the human skin microflora". Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 101 (2): 449–51. doi:10.1007/s10482-011-9635-5. PMID 21877124.

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