TABLE 8

Occurrence of SCC elements in a selection of CoNS species

CoNS speciesSource(s)SCCmec (sub)type(s) a [reference(s)]
S. capitis Humans, dogsI, IA, II, III, IV, IVa, V, NT (627 630)
S. cohnii Humans, dogsNT (629, 630)
S. chromogenes HumansIV (630)
S. epidermidis Humans, cats, dogs, horses, pigs, poultryI, IIa, IIb, III, III (variant), IV, IVa, IVb, IVc, IVd, IVe, IVg, V, VI, NT (63, 70, 627 635)
S. haemolyticus Humans, cats, horses, pigsI, II, II.1, III, III (variant), IV, V, NT (70, 627 630, 632, 634 637)
S. hominis Humans, dogs, pigsI, III, IV, NT (627 630, 633 635)
S. lentus Cattle, goats, sheepIII (631)
S. pasteuri PigsIVc (634)
S. rostri PigsIII, IVa, NT (634)
S. saprophyticus HumansIII, NT (498, 638)
S. sciuri Humans, cattle, goats, pigs, sheepI, III, IIIA, V, VII, NT (468, 627, 631, 634)
S. warneri Humans, dogs, pigs, fish foodIV, IV.1, IVb, IVE, NT (629, 632 634, 637)
S. xylosus CattleIII, XI b (474, 631)
  • NT, nontypeable and/or novel nondesignated types.

  • b Harbors the mecC gene or its allotype (mecC1).