Micrococcus sedentarius

K N and P J Harris ecoli at cix.compulink.co.uk
Sun Dec 3 08:55:49 EST 1995

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> Subject: Micrococcus sedentarius
> Date: 23 Nov 1995 21:33:18 GMT
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> Who can help me with info on Micrococcus sedentarius?
> I'm writing a short article on the influence of M. sedentarius om 
smelling feet,
> for the Dutch biology biweekly BIOnieuws.
> Are there any other micro-organisms involved? Which chemical 
substances are
> formed?
> What environmental conditions (positively and negatively) influence 
> formation of odiferous substances and food-rotting enzymes?
> Thank you!
> Dr. Jos van den Broek
> e-mail 76631.1366 at CompuServe.com
On general environmental conditions (Can't help with the specific 
organism) it is likely to be anaerobic or at least micro-aerophilic 
conditions that lead to odours. Things like butyric acid, and all the 
host of evil smelling amines are much less likely under good aerobic 
conditions. The interaction between eH and pH is also worth a look. 
reduction is usually more readily achieved biologically under neutral to 
alkaline conditions. The effectiveness of body deodorants is largely a 
matter of creating a low pH by the use of aluminium salts.

Peter Harris,
Dept. of soil Science,
University of reading, U.K.
AKA P.J.Harris@ reading.ac.uk

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