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Micrococcus pigmented colonies    Micrococcus indirect stain with tetrads

What you should know:

Micrococcus is a Gram-positive aerobic oxidase-positive coccus that can frequently be found in soil and on skin. Many Micrococcus colonies are vividly pigmented yellow (M. luteus), orange (M. nishinomiyaensis), pink (M. roseus) or red (M. agilis). The bacteria often arrange on clusters of four (tetrads) but tend to resemble staphylococci when Gram-stained.


Domain Bacteria

    Phylum Actinobacteria

        Class Actinobacteria

Bergey's Manual Volume 4: The high G+C Gram-positive Bacteria