Staphylococcus lentus (Staphylococcus sciuri subspecies lentus)

An aerobic gram-positive coccus that is slow growing and produces a small, wet-looking, white, gray-white, cream or yellow colony. It does not produce free coagulase or bound coagulase but may produce hemolysins. It is part of the normal flora of the skin and udders of goats and sheep. There have been no reported cases of human infections due to this organism.

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