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Species/Subspecies: Corynebacterium cystitidis
Etymology: Genus name: club-shaped bakterium (bacterium means small rod).
Species epithet: of cystitis.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Actinobacteria
Class
Actinobacteria
Order
Corynebacteriales
Family
Corynebacteriaceae 
Genus
Corynebacterium
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+
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:
Other Enzymes: Hippuricase +, urease +
Biochemical Tests: Methyl red-
Spec. Char.:
Disease:Severe hemorrhagic cystitidis
Hosts: Cattle
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
X84252 NCTC 11863T 1491  

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

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