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Species/Subspecies: Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis
Etymology: Genus name: club-shaped bakterium (bacterium means small rod).
Species epithet: of false tuberculosis.
Significance:  [Important]   
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
ActinobacteriaActinobacteriaCorynebacterialesCorynebacteriaceaeCorynebacterium
Type Strain: ATCC 19410 = CCUG 2806 = NCTC 3450.
Macromorphology (smell): White to grayish and waxy colonies. Give hemolysis on blood agar.
Micromorphology: Pleomorphic and nonmotile
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/-
Other Enzymes: Esculinase -, hippuricase -, urease +
Biochemical Tests: Methyl red +.
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
+-+-v
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
v??-v
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
??-?v
Fructose +, mannose +, xylose -
Spec. Char.:
Hosts: Sheep, goats
Disease (Swedish):Kaseƶsa granulom i lymfknutor.
Disease (English):Caseous lymphadenitis.
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
NC_014329 FRC41 2 337 913 1c + 0 

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
D38579 ATCC 19410T 1 472 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis
About 100 species have been described within genus Corynebacterium, which is closely related to the genera Mycobacterium, Nocardia, Rhodococcus and Crossiella.
Updated:2017-03-02

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