|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 families introduced within the order Enterobacterales|
The order Enterobacterales (formerly called Enterobacteriales) previously consisted of bacteria with different properties and phylogenetically, these bacteria were far apart. In order for the taxonomy to be more in line with phylogeny, some of these bacteria have, therefore, been sorted into 6 new families.Published 2022-04-13. Read more...