|Category:||In the normal flora|
|Etymology:||Genus name: club-shaped bakterium (bacterium means small rod).|
Species epithet: of the ox.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|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+|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase -, hippuricase +, urease -.|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Disease:||Belongs to th normal flora, but can sometimes cause subclinical mastitis
|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.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...