Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Subclass Actibacteridae, Order Actynomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterinae, Family
Corynebacteriaceae, Genus Corynebacterium, Corynebacterium deserti Zhou, Yuan, Tang, Chen, Lin and Zhang 2012.
Description is based on a single isolate.
Gram-positive irregular short rods. Mycolic acids are absent. Nonspore-forming.
On TGY agar, colonies were lemon yellow, circular, opaque, convex with regular
edges and 0.5 mm in diameter after 24 h at 30 ºC. Aerobe. Optimum growth
temperature is 30 ºC. Optimum pH is 7.0.
Isolated from a sand sample from the desert in the west of China.
- Zhou Z., Yuan M., Tang R., Chen M., Lin M. and Zhang W., 2012. Corynebacterium deserti sp. nov., isolated from desert sand.
IJSEM 62, 791-794.
Positive results for catalase & urease.
Negative results for casein hydrolysis, gelatin hydrolysis, nitrate reduction, oxidase,
tyrosine hydrolysis & Voges-Proskauer reaction.
Utilizes glucose, sucrose, xylose, trehalose and salicin as sole carbon sources, but not lactose, raffinose, D-arabinose, fructose,
mannose, maltose or L-tyrosine.
(c) Costin Stoica