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.

Photograph of Micrococcus luteus growing on Columbia CNA agar.jpg by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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Last updated: June, 2018
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