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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

(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.
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were able to isolate most micrococcal species, including K.
Nuclei were isolated and digested with micrococcal nuclease (MNase).
In the current study, we set out to develop a set of synthetic cfDNA quality control materials (SCQCMs) that comprises spike-in cfDNA based on micrococcal nuclease (MNase) digestion and matched genomic DNA.
After centrifuging the cell extract in a wash buffer (10 mM Tris (pH 7.4), 15 mM NaCl, 60 mM KCl, 150 [micro]M spermine, and 500 fM spermidine), the nuclear pellet was resuspended in a digestion buffer (10 mM Tris (pH 7.4), 15 mM NaCl, 60 mM KCl, 150 [micro]M spermine, 500 [micro]M spermidine, and 1 mM Ca[Cl.sub.2]) with or without micrococcal nuclease (10 U/mL; Takara Bio, Otsu, Japan) at 37[degrees]C for 30 min.
We describe what is, to our knowledge, the first case of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by the newly described micrococcal species, Kytococcus schroeteri.
Chromatin DNA was digested with micrococcal nuclease for 18 min into small fragments (150-900 bp).
DNA (1-2 [micro]g) was digested by micrococcal nuclease and spleen phosphodiesterase.