|Categories:||Zoonotic; causes hemolysis|
|Etymology:||Genus name: club-shaped bakterium (bacterium means small rod).|
Species epithet: causing sore.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 51799 = CCUG 2708 = NCTC 7910.|
|Micromorphology:||Non-motile pleomorphic and coccoid rods.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase -, hippuricase +, urease +.|
|Biochemical Tests:||Methyl red +.|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
Abscesses (gangrenous dermatitis) in rodents.
|Hosts:||Cattle, rodents, humans|
|Virulence Factors:||Some strains of C. ulcerans are able to produce difteria toxin (see Corynebacterium diphtheria).|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||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.|
|Comment:||C. ulcerans may cause zoonosis.|
|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...