|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.|
|New names of taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...