Gram positive cocci in tetrads. Micrococcus 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 causes the smell of a stinking foot and armpit stink, the organism responsible for the Scholes fortune.
Last update: 05/05/18