|Category:||In the normal flora|
|Etymology:||Genus name: small coccus (seed, grain).|
Species epithet: golden yellow.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Micrococcus lysodeikticus|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 4698 = CCUG 5858 = NCTC 2665|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Forms yellowish colonies with granular surface.|
|Micromorphology:||Small cocci (0.5 to 3.5 µm in diameter), which are usually arranged in tetrads or irregular clusters.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Coagulase -|
|Reservoir:||Soil, dust, water and air.|
|Disease:||May cause infections in immunocompromised individuals. May also cause food poisoning due to production of cadaverin, which potentiates the effect of histamine.
|Hosts:||Belongs to the normal bacterial flora on the skin of mammalians.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||The genus Micrococcus is composed of only one species, which is related to the genera Renibacterium and Dermatophilus.|
|Comment:||There are three different biovars: I, II and III.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...