01 Jul 2022

Micrococcus agilis

An aerobic, gram-positive or gram-variable coccus occurring in pairs and tetrads (groups of four). It is motile by means of 1-3 flagella. It produces a dark rose-red colony. It is one of the rarest of the micrococci isolated. It can be isolated from water, soil, and mammalian skin. Considered to be nonpathogenic for humans.