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mi·cro·coc·cus

 (mī′krō-kŏk′əs)
n. pl. mi·cro·coc·ci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)
Any of various spherical, aerobic, gram-positive bacteria of the genus Micrococcus that are usually nonmotile and occur in pairs, tetrads, or irregular clusters.

mi′cro·coc′cal (-kŏk′əl) adj.

micrococcus

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈkɒkəs)
n, pl -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
(Microbiology) any spherical Gram-positive bacterium of the genus Micrococcus: family Micrococcaceae

mi•cro•coc•cus

(ˌmaɪ krəˈkɒk əs)

n., pl. -coc•ci (-ˈkɒk saɪ, -si)
any spherical bacterium of the genus Micrococcus, occurring in irregular masses, many species of which are pigmented and are saprophytic or parasitic.
[< New Latin (1872); see micro-, coccus]
mi`cro•coc′cal, mi`cro•coc′cic (-ˈkɒk sɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.micrococcus - type genus of the family MicrococcaceaeMicrococcus - type genus of the family Micrococcaceae
bacteria genus - a genus of bacteria
family Micrococcaceae, Micrococcaceae - spherical or elliptical usually aerobic eubacteria that produce yellow or orange or red pigment; includes toxin-producing forms as well as harmless commensals and saprophytes
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mi·cro·coc·cus

n. micrococo, microorganismo.
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2] colony-forming units per liter of air of a Micrococcus luteus aerosol with a count median diameter particle size of ~1 micrometer, while simultaneously experiencing air volume exchanges due to vacuum cycles -- two 1-pound-per-square-inch (psi) cycles, three 0.
The bacteria were divided into four groups: skin bacteria (CoNS, Micrococcus spp.
Time to recovery of microorganisms from automated blood culture system Number of microorganisms Organism recovered Usually pathogenic microorganisms by day 1 2 3 Gram-positive cocci Staphylococcus aureus 410 261 75 Streptococcus agalactiae 30 0 0 Streptococcus pneumoniae 51 0 0 Group G Streptococcus 9 0 0 Streptococcus pyogenes 22 1 0 Enterococcus avium 3 0 0 Enterococcus faecalis 78 7 5 Enterococcus faecium 38 6 0 Micrococcus spp.
Serum (50 [micro]L) was added to 150 pi of the bacterium Micrococcus lysodeikticus suspension in phosphate buffer and the decrease in absorbance was recorded every minute for 5 min using a ELX Ultramicroplate reader (Bio-Tek, Winooski, VT) at room temperature.
In Vitro Degradation of Plastics (Plastic Cup) Using Micrococcus Luteus and Masoniella Sp.
Organism Number of eyes Enterococcus species 9/17 (53%) Gram-positive coccus 7/17 (41%) Gram-positive rod 5/17 (29%) Escherichia coli (nonhemolytic) 5/17 (29%) Bacillus species 4/17 (24%) Gram-negative rod (oxidase +) 3/17 (18%) Streptococcus species 2/17 (12%) Staphylococcus species 1/17 (6%) Aeromonas species 1/17 (6%) Lysinibacillus species 1/17 (6%) Micrococcus luteus 1/17 (6%) Pseudomonas species 1/17 (6%) Table 4.
In this research, we selected Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli as Gram-negative indicator bacteria and Micrococcus luteus as Gram-positive indicator bacteria to identify the antimicrobial activity of LAB strains.
Antibacterial activity of PHI ligands and their metal complexes was examined against three bacterial strains (Escherichia coli, Bacillus cereus, and Micrococcus luteus) using agar disc diffusion method.
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virescens larvae were immunized by septic puncture with a tungsten needle dipped into a suspension of heat killed Micrococcus lysodeikticus/Escherichia coli in phosphate-buffered saline (Shelby & Popham 2008).