|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]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 15677 = CCUG 27535 = NCTC 11138.|
||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+|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase -, hippuricase +, urease +.|
|Biochemical Tests:||Methyl red -.|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
Fructose +, mannose +, xylose -.
|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.:|
||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.|
|Dissertation with bacteriological connection|
On Friday, November 24, at 09:15 Madeleine Moazzami defends her thesis with the title: "Foodborne bacteria in slaughterhouses with focus on cleaning and disinfection". The defense takes place in Lennart Kennes hall, BioCentrum, campus Ultuna. All interested parties are welcome to attend.Published 2023-11-20. Read more...