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Micrococcus luteus
2011-04-18 22:07:16

Micrococcus luteus is a Gram-positive, spherical, saprotrophic bacterium that belongs to the family Micrococcaceae. It is found in soil, dust, water and air, and as part of the normal flora of the mammalian skin. The bacterium also colonizes the human mouth, mucoase, oropharynx and upper respiratory tract. It is considered a contaminant in sick patients. It is coagulase negative, bacitracin...

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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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