Definition of micrococcus in English:

micrococcus

Line breaks: micro|coc¦cus
Pronunciation: /ˌmʌɪkrəʊˈkɒkəs
 
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noun (plural micrococci /-ˈkɒk(s)ʌɪ, -(s)i/)

  • A spherical bacterium found on dead or decaying organic matter.
    • Family Micrococcaceae of Gram-positive non-motile bacteria, in particular the genera Micrococcus and Staphylococcus
    More example sentences
    • The only organisms isolated were diphtheroids, coagulase-negative staphylococci, and micrococci.
    • The majority of flora isolated were gram-positive cocci, including coagulase-negative staphylococci and micrococci, present in all positive cultures.
    • Spirochetes live in our gums; staphylococci, micrococci, and a small yeast from the genus Pityrosporon clothe our hides.

Derivatives

micrococcal

adjective
More example sentences
  • DNA was digested to mononucleotides with micrococcal nuclease and spleen phosphodiesterase at 37°C for 3.5 h.
  • The spt6-140 mutation alters transcription and chromatin in our inverted repeats, as determined by Northern and micrococcal nuclease sensitivity analyses, respectively.
  • To further study the basis for these changes in chromatin organization, we used micrococcal nuclease digestion to determine the arrangement of nucleosomes in this region.

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