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Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Subclass Actibacteridae, Order Actynomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterinae, Family
Corynebacteriaceae, Genus Corynebacterium,
Corynebacterium felinum Collins, Hoyles, Hutson, Foster and Falsen 2001.

Description is based on a single isolate.
Gram-positive diphtheroid rods. Non-spore-forming. Non-motile. Tuberculostearic
acid is absent. Mycolic acids are present.
Cultured on Columbia blood agar base supplemented with 5% defibrinated sheep
blood at 37
ºC in air plus 5% CO2. Non-haemolytic. Facultatively anaerobic.
Isolated from a Scottish wild cat that had died from feline influenza. Habitat is unknown.
Undetermined.
  1. Collins M.D., Hoyles L., Hutson R.A., Foster G. and Falsen E., 2001. Corynebacterium testudinoris sp. nov., from a tortoise, and
    Corynebacterium felinum sp. nov., from a Scottish wild cat. IJSEM 51, 1349-1352.
Most biochemical reactions were determined by API Coryne and API ZYM tests.

Positive results for catalase, alpha-glucosidase, pyrazinamidase, acid production
from: glucose, maltose & ribose.

Negative results for N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase, esculin hydrolysis, ester lipase (C8),
esterase (C4), alpha- or beta-galactosidase, beta-glucosidase, gelatin hydrolysis, lipophilic reaction, nitrate reduction, urease, acid
production from: glycogen, lactose, mannitol, sucrose & xylose.
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