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Micrococcus luteus (Schroeter) Cohn (ATCC® 4698)

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Strain Designations: [ATCC 15307, CCM 169, CIP A-270, IAM 1056, IFO 3333, NCIB 9278, NCTC 2665, NRRL B-287]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 1

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Deposited As Micrococcus lysodeikticus Fleming
Verified By Whole-genome Sequencing
Strain Designations [ATCC 15307, CCM 169, CIP A-270, IAM 1056, IFO 3333, NCIB 9278, NCTC 2665, NRRL B-287]
Detection of aerosols
Produces 6-aminopenicillanic acid
Produces L-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine esters
Quality control strain
Sensitive to lysozyme
Quality control strain for BBL products
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions Frozen: -80°C or colder
Freeze-Dried: 2°C to 8°C
Live Culture: See Propagation Section
Preceptrol® yes
Genome Sequenced Strain

Micrococcus luteus NCTC 2665, complete genome.

Type Strain yes
Genome sequenced strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 18: Trypticase Soy Agar/Broth
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30°C
Atmosphere: Aerobic
Name of Depositor A Fleming

Huang HT, English AR. Production of 6-aminopenicillanic acid. US Patent 3,239,427 dated Mar 8 1966

Majima E, et al. Process for the production of L-aspartyl-L-phenylalanine esters. US Patent 4,666,838 dated May 19 1987

Fleming A. . Lancet 1: 217, 1929.

Fleming A. On a remarkable bacteriolytic element found in tissues and secretions. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. Ser. B Biol. Sci. 93: 306-317, 1922.

Kocur M, et al. Taxonomic status of Micrococcus luteus (Schroeter 1872) Cohn 1872, and designation of the neotype strain. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 22: 218-223, 1972.

Lange JL, et al. Application of flow cytometry and fluorescent in situ hybridization for assessment of exposures to airborne bacteria. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 63: 1557-1563, 1997. PubMed: 9097451

Li Z, et al. Rapid detection of Mycobacterium avium in stool samples from AIDS patients by immunomagnetic PCR. J. Clin. Microbiol. 34: 1903-1907, 1996. PubMed: 8818878

Greenberg JW, et al. Influence of lipoteichoic acid structure on recognition by the macrophage scavenger receptor. Infect. Immun. 64: 3318-3325, 1996. PubMed: 8757870

Skerman VB, et al. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 30: 225-420, 1980.

ISO/CD 11133:2009, Annex E. Test microorganisms for commonly used culture media (giving information on the culture medium, culture conditions, test microorganisms, culture collection number of test organisms and the expected reactions)

Corry, JEL, Curtis, GDW and Baird, RM (Eds) Handbook of Culture Media for Food and Water Microbiology. Royal Society of Chemistry, In preparation. ICFMH-WPCM.

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X84791 M. luteus atpH and atpA genes.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : K02682 M. luteus (ATCC 4698) 5S ribosomal RNA.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : X12578 Micrococcus luteus gene homologous to E.coli uvrB gene.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : U22181 Micrococcus luteus ultraviolet N-glycosylase/AP lyase gene, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : D78321 Micrococcus luteus gene for pyrimidine dimer DNA glycosylase, complete cds.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CABC01000000 Micrococcus luteus NCTC 2665 strain type strain: DSM 20030 = NCTC 2665, whole genome shotgun sequencing project.

Nucleotide (GenBank) : CP001628 Micrococcus luteus NCTC 2665, complete genome.

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Basic Documentation
  1. Accessing genome sequencing data

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019

  2. Criteria for reference quality genomes

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019