Kocuria kristinae

Kocuria kristinae

Where we found it: On the court after a San Antonio Spurs game

Why it's awesome: This microbe is very common on normal human skin and in the mouth

Fun fact: This species was named after the person from whom the microbe was originally isolated (immortality comes in many forms)

Regular Season Stats

Growth Days

Time to saturation: 73 hrs

Time to exponential growth: 14 hrs

Growth density: 96%

Description: Gram-positive, facultative anaerobe, often orange or pink

Originally isolated from: Healthy human skin under the name “Micrococcus kristinae” (1974)