Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Subclass Actibacteridae, Order Actynomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterinae, Family
Corynebacteriaceae, Genus Corynebacterium, Corynebacterium capitovis Collins, Hoyles, Foster, Sjödén and Falsen 2001.
Gram-positive diphtheroid-shaped cells. Nonspore-forming. Nonmotile.
Colonies are convex, circular, lemon-pigmented, 0.5 mm in diameter after 24 h of
incubation at 37 ºC on Columbia Blood agar base supplemented with 5% defibrinated
horse blood in air plus 5% CO2 . Nonhaemolytic. Facultatively anaerobic.
Habitat is not known. Isolated from skin scrapings of the infected head of a sheep.
Isolated from skin scrapings of the infected head of a sheep.
- Collins M.D., Hoyles L., Foster G., Sjödén B. and Falsen E., 2001. Corynebacterium capitovis sp. nov., from a sheep. IJSEM 51,
Most biochemical characters were tested on API Coryne and API ZYM.
Positive results for acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase, catalase, lipase (C14)
(weak), esterase (C4) (weak), ester lipase (C8), and acid production from glucose.
Negative results for esculin hydrolysis, gelatin hydrolysis, lipophilism, nitrate reduction, pyrazinamidase, trypsin & urease, acid
production from: N-acetylglucosamine, lactose, maltose, mannitol, ribose, sucrose & xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica