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HOME > Restriction Enzymes> Sources > Micrococcus luteus
Micrococcus luteus

BioHazard Level:

Growth Temperature:

Appropriate growth media:
nutrient agar, nutrient broth

Genomic sources for restriction enzymes (at this website):
MlsI, MluI, MluNI

Gram Stain:
Micrococcus luteus is Gram stain positive.

Micrococcus luteus is aerobic

Micrococcus luteus is non-motile.

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Actinobacteria; Actinobacteria (class); Actinobacteridae; Actinomycetales; Micrococcineae; Micrococcaceae; Micrococcus

Industrial uses or economic implications:
Micrococcus luteus has been associated with spoilage of fish products.

Micrococcus luteus degrades the compounds in sweat into ones producing unpleasant odors. Micrococcus luteus was formerly known as Micrococcus lysodeikticus.

Human health and disease:
Some strains of Micrococcus luteus may occasionally be opportunist pathogens. Micrococcus luteus can cause septic shock, pnuemonia, and urinary tract infections in an immune-deficient person.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as is. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, please check current reference material prior to growth or handling of microorganisms.

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