|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.|
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For a long time, Rhodococcus hoagii was referred to Rhodococcus equi on VetBact, because we experienced some resistance to the name that is now considered to be the correct one, i.e. Rhodococcus hoagii. Now you can find the bacterium in question under the correct name in VetBact, but you can also find the bacterium when searching for the old name.Published 2021-10-10. Read more...