Micrococcus luteus, also known as Sarcina lutea or simply m. luteus, is a general purpose gram-positive bacterium. It produces yellow colonies and is useful in the isolation of the bacterium from mixed cultures.
Ideal for practical investigations into antibiotic efficacy as it is susceptible to many antimicrobials.
All Darwin's bacteria are derived from strains held by the British National Culture Collection (NCTC). These cultures are then sub-cultured before being applied to slopes and sold into schools and colleges across the UK. By sub-culturing we are able to supply quality bacteria at affordable prices. Our bacteria is a maximum of 4 passages away from the Culture Collection’s original. If you require fewer passages, or are purchasing for non-educational purposes, please purchase directly from the NCTC. For full strain information or to purchase directly please click here.
Made by Darwin Biological in the UK under licence from Public Health England. NCTC is the trade mark of PHE.
Culture is supplied on a nutrient agar slope in a glass screw top universal bottle. Store in a fridge (2-8°C). Culture around 25°C.
Please note: All bacteria are sold at customer's own risk. No responsibility will be taken for any accidents resulting from misuse. Cultures are non-returnable. For UK educational purposes only. Not for human consumption.