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Micrococcus luteus

Micrococcus luteus

Catalogue No.

NCTC 7743

Current Name

Micrococcus luteus

Type Strain

Reference Strain

Original Strain Reference

ATCC 10240

General Info


(Schroeter 1872) Cohn 1872 (AL)

Other Collection Numbers

ATCC 10240, NCIB 8166, CN 4125, Commercial Solvents Corporation Strain 103. 21, CCM 732, CN 4125, DSM 1790, DSM 20490, FDA 16, IFO 3242



Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Nutrient agar, 37°C, O₂

Biological and Genomic Info

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Catalase: +

Cytochrome C oxidase: -

Gelatinase: +

Lecithinase / alpha: -

Phenylalanone aminotransferase: -

Strain Data

(NCIB 8166, CN 4125, Commercial Solvents Corporation Strain 103. 21) / ATCC in 1948 / Assay of bacitracin / Micrococcus flavus / British Pharmacopoeia 1975, p. A104

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date




Previous Catalogue Name

Micrococcus luteus




Extended Bibliography

(1972), 322-324 Grove,D.C, Randall,W.A., (1955), Assay methods of antibiotics. Antibiotics Monographs No.2., 76-77 Kouno,K, Ozaki,A., (0), Distribution and identification of methanol-utilizing bacteria. Microbial growth on C1-compounds., 44501 (1975), U. S. Pharmacopeia 19th ed. (1977), Code of Federal Regulations, Title, Part 436 (1977), Code of Federal Regulations, Title, Part 448. Auletta,A.E, Kennedy,E.R., (1966), Deoxyribonucleic acid base composition of some members of the Micrococcaceae., J. Bacteriol., 28-34 Schleifer,K.H, Kloos,W.E, Moore,A., (1972), Taxonomic status of Micrococcus luteus (Schroeter 1872) Cohn 1872: correlation between peptidoglycan type and genetic compatibility., Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 224-227

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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