Gram positive cocci in tetrads.Micococcus has been expanded into M. luteus and M. lylae, Kocuria (K. varians, K. kristinae, K. nishinomiyaensis, K. rosea), Nesterenkonia (N. halobia), Kytococcus and Dermacoccus (D. sedentarius).
Soil, water, beer (Oh. My. God.), marine sediments, dry Italian sausages, miso, Spanish dry-cured ham. Mostly a part of the human skins and mouths.
It is what cause the smell in a stinking foot, the organism responsible for the Scholes fortune.