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Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria , Subclass Actibacteridae, Order Actynomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterinae, Family
Corynebacteriaceae, Genus Corynebacterium,
Corynebacterium ciconiae Fernandez-Garayzabal, Vela, Egido, Hutson, Lanzarot,
Fernandez-Garcia and Collins 2004.
Gram-positive rods. Mycolic acids are absent. Nonspore-forming. Nonmotile.
Colonies are creamy-white, convex, circular, dry and 1-2 mm in diameter on Columbia
blood agar after 24 h incubation at 37 ºC. Non-haemolytic. CAMP-negative. Facultatively
anaerobic.
Isolated from the tracheas of apparently healthy black storks (Ciconia nigra).
Undetermined.
  1. Fernandez-Garayzabal J.F., Vela A.I., Egido R., Hutson R.A., Lanzarot M.P., Fernandez-Garcia and Collins, 2004. Corynebacterium
    ciconiae sp. nov., isolated from the trachea of black storks (Ciconia nigra). IJSEM 54, 2191-2195.
Fermentative metabolism. Most biochemical reactions were determinedby API Coryne,
API 50CH, and API ZYM tests.

Positive results for alkaline phosphatase, acid phosphatase, catalase, esterase (C4),
esterase lipase (C8), pyrazinamidase, acid production from: N-acetylglucosamine, fructose, glucose, glycerol, maltose, mannose &
ribose.

Negative results for chymotrypsin activity, cystine arylamidase, esculin hydrolysis, gelatin hydrolysis, lipophilism, nitrate reduction,
urease, acid production from: adonitol, amygdalin, arabitol, arbutin, L-arabinose, cellobiose, dulcitol, erythritol, D-fucose, galactose,  
glycogen, beta-gentiobiose, inositol, inulin, 2- and 5-ketogluconate, lactose, lyxose, mannitol, melezitose, melibiose,
raffinose,rhamnose, salicin, sorbitol, sorbose, sucrose, tagatose, turanose, xylitol & xylose.

Variable results for acid production from: D-arabinose, L-fucose, starch & trehalose.
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