VetBact
VetBact logo

VetBact

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
Veterinary bacteriology


Species/Subspecies: Corynebacterium kutscheri
Category: Causes hemolysis
Etymology: Genus name: club-shaped bakterium (bacterium means small rod).
Species epithet: named after Kutscher, who first described murine paratuberculosis in year 1894.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Actinobacteria
Class
Actinobacteria
Order
Corynebacteriales
Family
Corynebacteriaceae 
Genus
Corynebacterium
Type Strain: ATCC 15677 = CCUG 27535 = NCTC 11138.
Macromorphology (smell):
 
Small yellowish or grayish-white colonies (0,1-0,3 mm in diameter). Some strains give hemolysis on blood agar.
Micromorphology: Nonmotile and pleomorphic (coccoid) rods
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/-
Other Enzymes: Esculinase -, hippuricase +, urease +.
Biochemical Tests: Methyl red -.
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
+-+-+
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
-??+v
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
??-?+
Fructose +, mannose +, xylose -.
Spec. Char.:
Disease:Lung, lymph node, liver and kidney abscesses.
Hosts: Rat and mouse
Clinical Picture: Superficial abscesses, caseopurulent foci in liver, lungs and lymphnodes.
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
D37802 (T) 1338  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
176 species and 13 subspecies are described within the genus Corynebacterium. However, not all names have been approved yet and some species have been affiliated to another genus. The genus Corynebacterium is closely related to the genera Mycobacterium, Nocardia, Rhodococcus and Crossiella.
Updated:2020-10-15

News

The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes

The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon. 

Published 2021-11-25. Read more...

Recently Updated

Recent blog posts


Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences