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Name the three tests used to differentiate Micrococcus from other Staph Species. OF-Dextrose Test, Modified Oxidase Test, & Furazolidone Susceptibility Test.
Briefly describe the morphology of Micrococcus under the microscope. Gram-positive Cocci in tetrads or clusters. May be slightly larger than Staph.
Where does Micrococcus reside & is it pathogenic? It resides as normal flora on the skin & mucous membranes. It is not Pathogenic.
When performing the OF-Dextrose Test on Micrococcus, what two results might you see? Why? Oxidizer or Non-Utilizer. Because it does not ferment glucose. It either oxidizes glucose or not at all.
True or False: A nickname for Micrococcus is "Sticky Staph" False: Rothia/Stomatococcus is nicknamed "Sticky Staph"
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