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Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Subclass Actibacteridae, Order Actynomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterinae, Family
Corynebacteriaceae, Genus Corynebacterium, CDC coryneform group F-1 CDC 1981.
Gram-positive, pleomorphic rods.
CAMP reaction is negative.
Usually susceptible to penicillin. Often resistant to macrolides.
Are not described as being the sole cause of infection.
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Fermentative metabolism.

Positive results for lipophilism, pyrazinamidase, urease, acid production from:
glucose, maltose & sucrose.

Negative results for alkaline phosphatase, esculin hydrolysis, acid production from:
mannitol, ribose & xylose.

Variable results for nitrate reduction.
CDC coryneform group F-1
(c) Costin Stoica
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