5-Title: Biotyping of Staphylococcus aureus of camel (Camelus dromedarius) origin

Authors: SD Qureshi and AK Kataria

Source: Ruminant Science (2012)-1(1):23-25.

How to cite this manuscript: Qureshi SD and Kataria AK (2012). Biotyping of Staphylococcus aureus of camel (Camelus dromedarius) origin. Ruminant Science 1(1):23-25.


The camel (Camelus dromedarius) forms an integral part of the desert ecosystem and contributes significantly towards the rural economy in Rajasthan. The wounds and abscesses associated with Staphylococcus aureus infection is a major problem in this species leading to heavy economical losses due to reduced working efficiency of the affected animals. In the present study out of 70 samples of pus collected from wounds and abscesses on camel skin, 40 S. aureus were isolated which were characterized for their biochemical and other characteristics and based on the characteristics they were grouped into 14 different biotypes.


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