Name: Diane S.
I am looking for in formation
about Micrococcus luterus for a Microbiology report. I have found very
little on it. I know that it is normal flora on skin and can be found in
soil and water, but that is not enough to do a whole report.
Is there more
about this organism that is out there, or do I have all the
information I am going to find? I also need some kind of Journal article on it
dealing with health or the environment. Please direct me!
Micrococcus is a pet organism for microbiology classes
because it can be found everywhere, is easy to grow,
and is completely harmless. I found more requests on
the web from desparate students trying to find
relevant information. Unfortunately, harmless bacteria
are not 'juicy' enough to be treated with respect on
the web. Let's change that! I made a species file on
Micrococcus in the Virtual Museum of Bacteria
(www.bacteriamuseum.org), go to there directly with
This will give you a good start. Sorry there is not
much more but if I find anything I will keep adding the
links to this species file.
Curator of the Virtual Museum of Bacteria
First, you need to spell it correctly! Its Micrococcus luteus. "luteus"
means yellow. If you do an internet search using the correct spelling, you
may find more information.
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