Micrococcus luteus Gowing on Columbia CNA Agar

Only Gram-positive bacteria grow on Columbia CNA agar. (Gram-negative bacteria are inhibited by the colistin and nalidixic acid added to the agar.) Micrococcus luteus produces a yellow, water insoluble pigment.

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Last updated: August, 2017