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[Infographic] How to Study: Staphylococcus Epidermidis

Trying to learn the characteristics of Staphylococcus epidermidis? Well, let this staff lead the way!

Staphylococcus Epidermidis

Some topics you will learn in this infographic:

Cocci:
This bacterium has a spherical shape.

Urease-Positive:
This bacterium has the ability to produce urease, which hydrolyzes urea in the body to ammonia.

Component of Normal Skin Flora:
Staphylococcus epidermidis is a gram- positive cocci that is part of the human skin flora.

Produces Adherent Biofilms:
Staphylococcus epidermidis is also a large concern with patients with catheters or other prosthetic devices, because it is known to cause adherent biofilms that grow on the devices.

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