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Species/Subspecies: Corynebacterium bovis
Etymology: Genus name: club-shaped bakterium (bacterium means small rod).
Species epithet: of the ox.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
ActinobacteriaActinobacteriaCorynebacterialesCorynebacteriaceaeCorynebacterium
Type Strain: ATCC 7715 = CCUG 2705 = NCTC 3224.
Macromorphology (smell): White to cream-coloured small colonies (1-2 mm in diameter). Give no hemolysis at blood agar.
Micromorphology: Nonmotile coccoid or club-shaped to pleomorphic (0.3-0.8 x 1-8 µm). Form ramified aggregates, which look like chinese letters).
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/-
Other Enzymes: Esculinase -, hippuricase +, urease -.
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
+v+--
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
v?--v
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
+?-?-
Fructose +, mannose -, xylose -.
Spec. Char.:
Hosts: Cattle
Disease (Swedish):Tillhör normalfloran, men kan ibland orsaka subklinisk mastit
Disease (English):Belongs to th normal flora, but can sometimes cause subclinical mastitis
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
D38575 ATCC 7715T 1 411  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 Corynebacterium bovis
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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