Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Subclass Actibacteridae, Order Actynomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterinae, Family
Corynebacteriaceae, Genus Corynebacterium, Corynebacterium epidermidicanis Frischmann, Knoll, Hilbert, Zasada, Kampfer and
Description is based on a single isolate.
Gram-positive pleomorphic rods. Non-spore-forming. Non-motile. Tuberculostearic
acid is absent.
Good growth occurs on PYE agar and blood agar but not on MacConkey agar
colonies on PYE agar are creamy-whitish, non-translucent, 0.5 mm diameter.
CAMP-positive. Omptimum growth temperature is 18 ºC. Facultatively anaerobic.
Isolated from the skin of a dog with pruritus.
Diphtheria toxin is absent.
- Frischmann A., Knoll A., Hilbert F., Zasada A.A., Kampfer P. and Busse H.J., 2012. Corynebacterium epidermidicanis sp. nov.,
isolated from skin of a dog. IJSEM 62, 2194-2200.
Most biochemical reactions were determined by API Coryne test.
Positive results for alkaline phosphatase, catalase, pyrazinamidase, acid production from glucose & maltose.
Negative results for esculin hydrolysis, gelatin hydrolysis, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, alpha-glucosidase, beta-galactosidase,
beta-glucuronidase, lipophilic reaction, nitrate reduction, oxidase, urease, acid production from: glycogen, lactose, mannitol, ribose,
sucrose & xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica