|Etymology:||Genus name: club-shaped bakterium (bacterium means small rod).|
Species epithet: of cystitis.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 29593 = CCUG 28794 = NCTC 11863|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Forms small colonies (1 mm i diameter), which are creamy to pale yellow. Does not give hemolysis in blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Rods (0.5-1.3 µm), which appears singly, in pair or as irregular masses.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Hippuricase +, urease +|
|Biochemical Tests:||Methyl red-|
|Disease:||Severe hemorrhagic cystitidis
|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.|
|New families introduced within the order Enterobacterales|
The order Enterobacterales (formerly called Enterobacteriales) previously consisted of bacteria with different properties and phylogenetically, these bacteria were far apart. In order for the taxonomy to be more in line with phylogeny, some of these bacteria have, therefore, been sorted into 6 new families.Published 2022-04-13. Read more...