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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Antimicrobial activity of the representative strains Strain Antimicrobial activity number Salmonella enterica Escherichia coli Micrococcus luteus ATCC [43971.sup.T] ATCC [11775.sup.T] ATCC [4698.sup.T] ZZU 50 ++ +++ +++ ZZU 64 + + ++ ZZU 170 + + + ZZU 203 +++ +++ +++ ZZU 204 ++ +++ ++++ ZZU 205 + ++ + ZZU 223 + +++ + ZZU 273 ++ +++ +++ ZZU 274 +++ ++ +++ ZZU 278 +++ +++ +++ ZZU 283 +++ + +++ ZZU 299 +++ + +++ Table 5.
Kocuria includes microorganisms that previously belonged to the genus Micrococcus (Stackenbrant et al.
Micrococcus luteus endocarditis: case report and review of the literature.
The most frequent results were Staphylococcus, Micrococcus. Subclinical mastitis incidence was very low and was demonstrated by total negativity of 95.4% for all samples.
The analysis of 16S rRNA gene sequence of fifteen isolates revealed the presence of other bacterial genera such as Staphylococcus, Serratia, Microbacterium, Kluyvera, Arthrobacter, Stenotrophomonas, Exiguobacterium, Micrococcus, Klebsiella, Massilia, Erwinia, Brevibacterium halotolerans, and Uncultured bacterium (table 1).
The symbiotic bacteria HRM1 and HS1 antibiotic sensitivity was investigated in comparison with Xenorhabdus nematophilus and Xenorhabdus bovinii that are used as standard positive control against the pathogenic bacteria Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus sp., Micrococcus luteus, Micrococcus sp., Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bacillus cereus and Paenibacillus sp.
Group 2 is Gram-positive bacilli(n108), this included Staphylococcus,Streptococcus,Enterococcus, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus pumilus, Fusobacterium and Micrococcus. Table-1 shows the frequency of the isolates in the different sources.
rSLZ activity was measured using Micrococcus lysodeikticus as substrate at a concentration of 0.25 mg/mL and recording the change in percent transmittance at 450 nm with time in a double beam UV-visible light spectrophotometer (Parry et al., 1965).
These isolated strain belong to genus Pseudomonas, Cupriavidus, Planococcus, Marinococcus, Sporosarcina, Bacillus, Enterococcus and Micrococcus.