Staphylococcus faecalis

R. Hoek postmix1 at
Tue Nov 11 04:08:34 EST 1997

jjc3 at LEHIGH.EDU wrote:
> Dear Netters,
> I have a bit of a dilemma that you may be able to help me with. The TA for
> my bacteriology class mixed the unknowns this year to be identified by the
> class. He haa already handed them out to the lab groups. My problem is that
> the TA used the bacterial strain Staphylococcus faecalis. Now I am not sure
> where in our frozen stocks he found this, but I have never heard of this
> strain of Staph. I looked in Bergey's Manual and there is no mention of this
> strain.
> I checked with ATCC and they do not have this strain on their stock records.
> I am not certain whether my TA made a mistake or if this Staph strain really
> does exist and was frozen away by one of my predecessors. I must find out
> what the case may be because my students will be quite unhappy if I give
> them an unidentifiable strain. Does anyone have any info on S. faecalis? Is
> it real or all this all a horrible fever-dream?
> Dr. Jim Campanella
> Lehigh University
> Department of Biological Sciences

It's STREPTOCOCCUS faecalis.

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