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Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria , Subclass Actibacteridae, Order Actynomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterinae, Family
Corynebacteriaceae, Genus Corynebacterium,
Corynebacterium accolens Neubauer, Sourek, Ryc, Bohacek, Mara and Mnukova,
1991.
Historical synonym: CDC coryneform group G-1.
Gram-positive rods.
Exhibited satellitism when grown in the presence of staphylococcal colonies.
Colonies are convex, smooth and less than 0.5 mm in diameter on SBA. CAMP
reaction is negative.
Is found in specimens from eyes, ears, nose and oropharynx. Is susceptible to a broad spectrum of antibiotics.
It has been reported as causing endocarditis of native aortic and mitral valves in a patient without predisposing factors.
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    Microbiology Rewiews Vol. 10, No. 1, p. 125-159.
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    Edited by Borriello S.P., Murray P.R. and Funke G.,Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd., Bacteriology, volume 2.
Fermentative metabolism. Most biochemical characters were tested on "API Coryne".

Positive results for lipophilism, nitrate reduction & acid production from glucose.

Negative results for alkaline phosphatase, esculin hydrolysis, urease, acid production from: maltose & xylose.

Variable results for pyrazinamidase, acid production from: mannitol & sucrose.
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