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Micrococcus luteus

Micrococcus luteus

Catalogue No.

NCTC 2665

Current Name

Micrococcus luteus

Type Strain

Type Strain

Original Strain Reference

ATCC 15307

General Info


(Schroeter 1872) Cohn 1872 (AL)

Other Collection Numbers

ATCC 4698, CCM 169, CCUG 5858, CIP A270, DSM 20030, HAMBI 1399, HAMBI 26, IEGM 391, IFO 3333, JCM 1464, LMG 4050, NBRC 3333, NCCB 78001, NRRL B-287, VKM B-1314, ATCC 15307, CN 3475, NCIB 9278, WDCM 00111



Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2

Culture Conditions

Growth Conditions on Solid Media

Nutrient agar, 24-48 hours, 30°C, O₂

Biological and Genomic Info


Maltose: -

Salicin: -

Gram Stain Result


Enzyme Tests

Catalase: +

Gelatinase: -

Lecithinase / alpha: -

Strain Data

(ATCC 15307, DSM 20030, CN 3475) Type strain / A. Fleming in 1928 / Lysozyme sensitive / Micrococcus lysodeikticus / Fleming, A. (1929) Lancet, i, 217

Colony Appearance

Smooth, Shiny

Additional Info

Accession Date




Previous Catalogue Name

Micrococcus luteus




Extended Bibliography

SCHROETER (J.), (1872), Über einige durch Bacterien gebildete Pigmente, 1872. Approved Lists of Bacterial Names, Emended descriptions of the genus Micrococcus, Micrococcus luteus (Cohn 1872) and Micrococcus lylae (Kloos et al. 1974), Arris and Gale Lecture ON LYSOZYME.: A BACTERIOLYTIC FERMENT FOUND NORMALLY IN TISSUES AND SECRETIONS

Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Bacteria)

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