1) Newly isolated glutamic acid accumulating bacteria involving 5 strains were studied according to the system described in Bergey's Manual 6th Ed., and named Micrococcus glutamicus nov. sp..
2) The cell elongation phenomenon and absorption spectrum of the pigment of M. glutamicus nov. sp. was studied in relation to its classification. The cell elongation especially, occurred in urea medium. The pigment ofM. glutamicus seems to belong to xanthophyll as those of other yellow micrococci.
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