Kocuria kristinae (Rothia kristinae)

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Family: Micrococcaceae
      Genus: Rothia kristinae
      Formely: Kocuria kristinae

      Natural habitats
      Micrococci are widespread in nature and are commonly found on the skin of humans and other mammals.

      Clinical significance
      They thought of as harmless or commensal organism, though it can be an opportunistic pathogen, there have been rare cases of infections in people with compromised immune systems.

  • Gram stain

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      Gram positive cocci,

      0.5-3.5 µm,

      occurring mostly tetrads, and irregular clusters.

      Mature cells lose the ability to retain the crystal violet, which makes them decolorization easier than younger cells.

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate aerobic

      BA: after 48 hours the colonies are 1-2 mm in diameter (grow more slowly than staphylococci).

      Colonies dull or matte, convex and have a pale orange pigment

      McConkey: growth

      BBAØ: no growth

  • Characteristics

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