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Species/Subspecies: Corynebacterium kutscheri
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]   
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
ActinobacteriaActinobacteriaCorynebacterialesCorynebacteriaceaeCorynebacterium
Type Strain: ATCC 15677 = CCUG 27535 = NCTC 11138.
Macromorphology (smell):
Corynebacterium kutscheri 
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+
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/-
Other Enzymes: Esculinase -, hippuricase +, urease +.
Biochemical Tests: Methyl red -.
Fermentation of carbohydrates:
D-glucoselactosemaltoseL-rhamnosesucrose
+-+-+
L-arabinosecellobioseD-mannitolsalicintrehalose
-??+v
glycerolinulinraffinoseD-sorbitolstarch
??-?+
Fructose +, mannose +, xylose -.
Spec. Char.:
Hosts: Rat and mouse
Disease (Swedish):Abscesser i lunga, lymfknutor, lever och njure.
Disease (English):Lung, lymph node, liver and kidney abscesses.
Clinical Picture: Superficial abscesses, caseopurulent foci in liver, lungs and lymphnodes.
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
D37802 (T) 1338  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 Corynebacterium kutscheri
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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