Staphylococcus - clot The species called S aureus is...

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Staphylococcus ORGANISM: Genus: Staphylococcus Species: aureus , epidermidis GENERAL CONCEPTS: The staphylococci are divided in two groups based on the presence or absence of the enzyme coagulase. This enzyme converts fibrinogen into fibrin, causing blood plasma to
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Unformatted text preview: clot. The species called S. aureus is coagulase-positive while S. epidermidis (and other "non-pathogens") is coagulase-negative. • Typically, staphylococci are opportunistic pathogens or saprophytes....
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