Unlike other Kocuria species that are strictly aerobic, Kocuria kristinae is °C. The genus Micrococcus has been recently divided into Micrococcus, Kocuria. Kocuria is a genus of Gram positive bacteria in the phylum Actinobacteria, including the sequenced species Kocuria rhizophila. Kocuria has been identified in. Valid publication: STACKEBRANDT (E.), KOCH (C.), GVOZDIAK (O.) and SCHUMANN (P.): Taxonomic dissection of the genus Micrococcus: Kocuria gen. nov.

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Meropenem, ciprofloxacin and clindamycin. The MIC value was less than 0.

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Kocurianamed after Miroslav Kocur, a Slovakian microbiologist for his pioneering studies on Gram-stain-positive cocci. Kocuria gwangalliensis Seo et al. Kocuria varians infection associated with brain abscess: Sepsis and peritonitis caused by K. Abstract Kocuria kristinae is opportunistic Gram-positive cocci from the family Micrococcaceae.

Genue cell wall permeability and the presence of efflux pumps are implicated in the resistance of Kocuria species. Kocuria polaris Reddy et al. More troubling is the fact that such errors are likely to occur more frequently with the highly virulent strains of Staphylococcus that are known to show high PV.

Kocuria kristinae endocarditis related to diabetic foot infection. It has also been observed that various species of Kocuria react differently to routine biochemical tests like the oxidase, amylase, urease, citrate utilization test, gelatinase, phosphatase tests, utilization of inulin, arabinose, N-acetyl-L-glutamic acid, and nitrate reduction tests [ 22 ].


Kocuria kristinae Kloos et al. Drug sensitivity and clinical impact of members of the genus Kocuria. Taxon Record Name Record family. High-resolution genome profiling differentiated Staphylococcus epidermidis strains isolated from patients with ocular infections and normal individuals. Case Reports in Infectious Diseases. The bacterium is facultative anaerobic, nonmotile, catalase-positive, and coagulase-negative and is known to cause catheter-related bacteremia and infective endocarditis [ 217 ].

The status of the genus Pelczaria Poston and the species Pelczaria aurantia Poston Direct microscopy of the sample showed gram-positive cocci in pairs and clusters. Additionally, repeat blood samples collected from the patient who was already on antibiotics showed no growth.

The lack of genotypic studies has greatly impacted epidemiological investigations and the understanding of the basic differences between the saprophytic and pathogenic traits of Kocuria strains. Open in a separate window.

The second isolate obtained from the second peritoneal dialysate fluid tenus after 3 days showed a colony morphology, growth characteristics, biochemical test results and antibiogram identical to that of first isolate.

Antimicrobial susceptibility profile of Kocuria spp Currently, there are only a few studies that have evaluated the susceptibility profile of Kocuria spp. Furthermore, there are no reports of biofilm production by Kocuria in the literature, yet it has been implicated in device-related bacteremia, implying that the colonization of Kocuria on a device will likely result in chronic recurrent bacteremia in a compromised host.


Alexander Muacevic and John R Adler. Kocuria dacryocystitis infection, caused by Kocuria ocularis sp. Other observations by the same authors showed that K.

Taxonomy of the genus Kocuria Stackebrandt et al.

In particular, our observations revealed massive growth and pigment enhancement of K. A-C Genera egnus taxa above the rank of genus: Kocuria uropygioeca Braun et al. Whole-genome sequence accession no.

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Emerging Bacterial Infection: Identification and Clinical Significance of Kocuria Species

Kocuria erythromyxa Brooks and Murray Rainey et al. Introduction and background Actinobacteria are a unique and large group of bacterial species containing five classes, nineteen genhs, 50 families and around genera as revealed by the gensu rRNA studies.

Studies by Lee et al. Kocuria subflava Jiang et al. Cureus is not responsible for the scientific accuracy or reliability of data or conclusions published herein. Support Center Support Center. Kocuria kristinae infection associated with acute cholecystitis. To summarize, Kocuria kristinae bacteremia should be considered especially in liable patients and on repeated isolation.