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Micrococcus yunnanensis

STRUCTURE AND PHYSIOLOGY

M. yunnanensis is a Gram-positive, aerobic, non-endospore forming cocci. This nonmotile bacterium is found in the roots of the plant, Polyspora axillaris.

TRANSMISSION AND DISEASE

M. yunnanensis is not generally a pathogenic microorganism and has only been noted as an opportunistic pathogen with immunocompromised people.

DISINFECTION

As a non-spore-forming bacterium, M. yunnanensis is one of the easier-to-disinfect microorganisms on the disinfection hierarchy.

NOTES

M. yunnanensis is an endophytic bacteria, a bacteria that inhabit the plant with no sign of infection or negative effect.

REFERENCE(S)

Zhao GZ, Li J, Qin S, Zhang YQ, Zhu WY, Jiang CL, Xu LH, Li WJ. Micrococcus yunnanensis sp. nov., a novel actinobacterium isolated from surface-sterilized Polyspora axillaris roots. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2009 Oct;59(Pt 10):2383-7. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.010256-0. Epub 2009 Jul 20. PMID: 19620366.

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