Occurrence and number of bacteria from the Micrococcus, Kocuria, Nesterenkonia, Kytococcus and Dermacoccus
genera on skin and mucous membranes in humans.
The pressure-tolerant bacterium, Dermacoccus
abyssi, produced a mystery chemical compound that has now been identified using a scanning technique developed by IBM Research in Switzerland.
In addition to the Micrococcus genus, bacteria belonging to the former genus Micrococcus were recently divided into the genera Kocuria, Nesterenkonia, Kytococcus, and Dermacoccus
, followed by rearrangement into two families (Micrococcaceae.