Micrococcus


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Micrococcus

 [mi″kro-kok´us]
a genus of gram-positive bacteria of the family Micrococcaceae, usually found in soil, water, dust, or dairy products.

micrococcus

 [mi″kro-kok´us] (Gr.)
1. any organism of the genus Micrococcus.
2. a very small, spherical microorganism.

Micrococcus

(mī'krō-kok'kŭs),
A genus of bacteria (family Micrococcaceae) containing gram-positive, spheric cells that occur in irregular masses. Some species are motile or produce motile mutants. These organisms are saprophytic, facultatively parasitic, or parasitic but are not truly pathogenic. The type species is Micrococcus luteus. It is the type genus of the family Micrococcaceae.
[micro- + G. kokkos, berry]

mi·cro·coc·cus

, pl.

mi·cro·coc·ci

(mī'krō-kok'kŭs, -kok'sī),
A vernacular term used to refer to any member of the genus Micrococcus.

Micrococcus

/Mi·cro·coc·cus/ (-kok´us) a genus of gram-positive bacteria (family Micrococcaceae) found in soil, water, etc.

micrococcus

/mi·cro·coc·cus/ (-kok´us) pl. micrococ´ci  
1. an organism of the genus Micrococcus.
2. a very small spherical microorganism.

micrococcus

(mī′krō-kŏk′əs)
n. pl. micro·cocci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)
Any of various spherical, aerobic, gram-positive bacteria of the genus Micrococcus that are usually nonmotile and occur in pairs, tetrads, or irregular clusters.

mi′cro·coc′cal (-kŏk′əl) adj.

Mi·cro·coc·cus

(mī'krō-kok'ŭs)
A bacterial genus of Micrococcaceae containing gram-positive, spheric cells that occur in irregular masses, never in packets. Some species are motile or produce motile mutants. These organisms are saprophytic, facultatively parasitic, or parasitic but are not truly pathogenic. The type species is M. luteus.
[micro- + G. kokkos, berry]

mi·cro·coc·cus

, pl. micrococci (mī'krō-kok'ŭs, -si)
A vernacular usage for any member of the genus Micrococcus.

Micrococcus

a genus of gram-positive coccoid bacteria of the family Micrococcaceae found in soil, water, etc.

micrococcus

pl. micrococci [Gr.] any organism of the genus Micrococcus.
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Strains identifiers and their accession numbers Strain Product Closest Accession Max Total ID size isolate number score SK14 390 bp Micrococcus NR_117194.
Bacterias de la microbiota segun la ubicacion dentro del organismo Ubicacion Tipo de microbiota Vias respiratorio Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Diphtheroides y Neisseria Vias genitourinarias Klebsiella, Proteus, Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, Lactobacillus, Diphtheroides aerobios, Pseudomonas, Streptococcus y Clostridium Tubo digestivo Enterobacterias, Bacteroides, Fusobacterium, Lactobacillus, Enterococcus y Bafidobacterium Piel Staphylococcus, Propionibacterium, Corynebac- terium, Micrococcus y Acinetobacter.
Antimicrobial activity of the representative strains Strain Antimicrobial activity number Salmonella enterica Escherichia coli Micrococcus luteus ATCC [43971.
Coimmobil-ized whole cells of Pseudomonas reptilivora and Micrococcus glutamicus in calcium alginate gel for production of L-glutamic acid.
Organisms Cultural characteristics Gram Motility reaction Pseudomonas Mucoid colonies with Negative + species umbonate elevation rod Micrococcus Circular, pinhead colonies positive -- species which are convex with cocci entire margins.
Resultados e Discussao: Nos exames microbiologicos das 322 amostras de leite coletadas de tetos acometidos por mastite 48,4% (156/322) nao apresentaram crescimento de microorganismos, em 28,9% (93/322) houve crescimento de Corynebacterium spp, em 17,7% (57/322) Sthaphylococcus spp, em 2,2% (7/322) houve crescimento associado de Sthaphylococcus spp e Micrococcus spp, em 1,2% (4/322) Streptococcus spp, 1,0% (3/322) Cocobocillus gram negativo e em 0,6% (2/322) Bacillus spp.
This paragraph describes the synthesis of L-DOPA by tyrosine phenol-lyase from Erwinia herbicola, aromatic amino acid decarboxylase from Pseudomonas putida, and monoamine oxidase (tyramine oxidase) from Micrococcus luteus.
Only three of the eight bacterial species tested (Bacillus subtilis, Streptococcus faecalis and Micrococcus luteus) were susceptible to their extracts.
Staphylococcus arlettae and Staphylococcus epidermidis were identified from the Harlan strain; Micrococcus and Kocuria kristinae were identified from the Colorado samples.
Bacteria species that were common and prevalent in almost all parts of the fish samples throughout the storage period were Pseudomonas and Micrococcus with some considerable numbers of Shigella, Flavobacteria, Salmonella and Vibrio (Table 5).