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Species/Subspecies: Corynebacterium renale
Etymology: Genus name: club-shaped bakterium (bacterium means small rod).
Species epithet: refers to the kidneys.
Significance:  [Important]   
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
ActinobacteriaActinobacteriaCorynebacterialesCorynebacteriaceaeCorynebacterium
Type Strain: ATCC 19412 = CCUG 27542 = NCTC 7448.
Macromorphology (smell): Small yellowish opaque colonies. Give no hemolysis at blood agar.
Micromorphology: Nonmotile straight or curved rods (0.3-0.8 x 1-8 µm). Form ramified aggregates, which look like chineese letters).
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
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
??-?-
Fructose +, mannose +, xylose -.
Spec. Char.:
Hosts: Cattle, sheep
Disease (Swedish):Urinvägsinfektion, cystit, pyelonefrit.
Disease (English):Cystitis, pyelonephritis, pizzle (or sheath) rot.
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
M29553 (T) 1 366  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 Corynebacterium renale
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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