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mi·cro·coc·ci

(mī'krō-kok'sī),
Plural of micrococcus.

mi·cro·coc·ci

(mī'krō-kok'sī)
Plural of micrococcus.

micrococcus

(mī″krō-kŏk′ŭs) plural.micrococci
An organism of the genus Micrococcus.
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The sponge also showed the highest levels of heterotrophic bacteria, pseudomonads, coliforms/Eneterobacteriaceae, staphylococci and micrococci. A series of morphological and biochemical tests were conducted in an attempt to identify the predominant isolates (Table 3).
They're known as micrococci, and around 30 per cent of us have a nasty variety, Staphylococcus, breeding on our hands.
Micrococci, like many other representatives of the Actinobacteria, can be metabolically versatile, with the ability to utilize a wide range of unusual substrates, such as pyridine, herbicides, chlorinated biphenyls, and oil.
2 (9.52%) -- Mixed growth 11 (13.75%) -- Staphylococcus 4 (36.36%) -- epidermidis + Propionibacterium acnes Staphylococcus 4 (36.36%) -- epidermidis + Peptococci Staphylococcus 3 (27.27%) -- aureus + Micrococci Table 5 : Microorganisms isolated from different types of acne lesions Microorganisms Papules Pustules Cysts Total Aerobes 57 Staphylococcus epidermidis 10 19 2 31 Staphylococcus aureus 3 11 2 16 Micrococci 1 2 -- 3 Y haemolytic streptococci 2 -- -- 2 Pseudomonas aeruginosa -- 2 -- 2 Klebsiella pneumoniae -- 2 -- 2 Proteus mirabilis -- -- 1 1 Anaerobes 29 Propionibacterium acnes 5 8 3 16 Peptococci 6 3 -- 9 Peptostreptococci 1 1 -- 2 Fusobacteria 1 1 -- 2 Table 6 : Antibiotic sensitivity pattern of aerobic bacteria in acne Organism No.
Assignment to the genus Kytococcus was suggested by the arginine dihydrolase activity and resistance to oxacillin, 2 characteristics that are not shared by other micrococci (3).
Besides anthrax research, he focused on several other projects, including wound infections and micrococci in septicemic animals (later identified as streptococci and staphylococci).