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HOME > Restriction Enzymes> Sources > Micrococcus luteus
Micrococcus luteus

BioHazard Level:
1

Growth Temperature:
26oC

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.

Respiration:
Micrococcus luteus is aerobic

Motility:
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.

Miscellaneous:
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 interesting bits of information is not meant to be medical advice and should not be used to treat or diagnose any disease!


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