scotochromogen


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scotochromogen

 [sko″to-kro´mah-jen]
a microorganism whose pigmentation develops in the dark as well as in the light; specifically, a member of a group of the anonymous mycobacteria. adj., adj scotochromogen´ic.
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neoaurum is a rapidly growing scotochromogen that is found in soil.
* Scotochromogens (Group II): Produce deep yellow to orange colonies when grown in the presence of either light or darkness e.g., M.