|Etymology:||Genus name: club-shaped bakterium (bacterium means small rod).|
Species epithet: of cystitis.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 29593 = CCUG 28794 = NCTC 11863|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Forms small colonies (1 mm i diameter), which are creamy to pale yellow. Does not give hemolysis in blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Rods (0.5-1.3 µm), which appears singly, in pair or as irregular masses.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Hippuricase +, urease +|
|Biochemical Tests:||Methyl red-|
|Disease:||Severe hemorrhagic cystitidis
|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.|
|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...