Kocuria kristinae

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Kocuria kristinae
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Family: Micrococcaceae
Genus: Kocuria
Species: K. kristinae
Binomial name
Kocuria kristinae
Kovács et al. 1999

Kocuria kristinae, formerly known as Micrococcus kristinae is a gram positive bacteria first isolated from the rhizoplane of the Typha angustifolia[1] The normal habitat for this Kocuria species is skin, and has also been found in the urinary tract of patients with urinary tract infections.[2] Its type strain is ATCC 27566. It is associated with acute cholecystitis.[3] It grows in tetrads, irregular clusters, and cubical packets of eight. It is strictly aerobic.[4]

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  1. ^ Kloos, W. E.; Tornabene, T. G.; Schleifer, K. H. (1974). "Isolation and Characterization of Micrococci From Human Skin, Including Two New Species: Micrococcus lylae and Micrococcus kristinae". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 24 (1): 79–101. ISSN 0020-7713. doi:10.1099/00207713-24-1-79. 
  2. ^ Sneath, Peter (1986). Bergeys Manual of Systemic Bacteriology Volume 2. 
  3. ^ Ma, Edmond SK; Wong, Chris LP; Lai, Kristi TW; Chan, Edmond CH; Yam, WC; Chan, Angus CW (2005). "Kocuria kristinae infection associated with acute cholecystitis". BMC Infectious Diseases. 5 (1): 60. ISSN 1471-2334. doi:10.1186/1471-2334-5-60. 
  4. ^ Kovacs, G.; Burghardt, J.; Pradella, S.; Schumann, P.; Stackebrandt, E.; Marialigeti, K. (1999). "Kocuria palustris sp. nov. and Kocuria rhizophila sp. nov., isolated from the rhizoplane of the narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 49 (1): 167–173. ISSN 0020-7713. PMID 10028258. doi:10.1099/00207713-49-1-167. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Sharma, G.; Khatri, I.; Subramanian, S. (2014). "Draft Genome Sequence of Kocuria palustris PEL". Genome Announcements. 2 (1): e01261–13–e01261–13. ISSN 2169-8287. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01261-13. 
  • Mattern, R.M.; Ding, Jiaxi (2014). "Keratitis withKocuria palustrisandRothia mucilaginosain Vitamin A Deficiency". Case Reports in Ophthalmology. 5 (1): 72–77. ISSN 1663-2699. doi:10.1159/000360391. 

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