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Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria , Subclass Actibacteridae, Order Actynomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterinae, Family
Corynebacteriaceae, Genus Corynebacterium,
Corynebacterium maris Ben-Dov, Ben Yosef, Pavlov and Kushmaro 2009.

Description is based on a single isolate.
Gram-positive coccobacillus, 0.5-0.8 x 0.8-1.5 µm. Non-spore-forming. Non-motile.
Mycolic acids are present.
Colonies on marine agar 2216 (HiMedia),  LB (Luria-Bertani) agar and nutrient agar  
are  yellowish to yellow, convex, smooth, opaque and 1.0–2.5 mm in diameter after 48
-72 h at 30 ºC. Non-haemolytic. Grows at 26-37 ºC. 30-32 ºC. optimum. Grows at pH
7.2-9.0, 7.2 optimum. Halotolerant, grow in 0-10% salinity (0.5-4% optimum).
Heterotrophic. Aerobic; no anaerobic growth.
Isolated from mucus of the coral Fungia granulosa (northern Red Sea, Gulf of Eilat, Israel). Resistant to nalidixic acid. Sensitive to
ampicillin, chloramphenicol, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, tetracycline, erythromycin and meticillin.
Undetermined.
  1. Ben-Dov E., Ben Yosef D.Z., Pavlov V. and Kushmaro A., 2009. Corynebacterium maris sp. nov., a marine bacterium isolated from
    the mucus of the coral Fungia granulosa. IJSEM 59, 2458-2463.
  2. Bernard K.A. and Funke G., 2012. Genus I. Corynebacterium Lehmann and Neumann 1896, emend. Bernard, Wiebe, Burdz,
    Reimer, Ng, Singh, Schindle and Pacheco 2010, in: Goodfellow M., Kämpfer P., Busse H.J., Trujillo M.E., Suzuki K.I., Ludwig W.
    and Whitman W.B. (Editors) Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Second Edition, Volume Five, The Actinobacteria, Part A,
    pp 245-289.
Oxidative metabolism. Most results are based on API CORYNE and API ZYM tests.

Positive results for alkaline phosphatase, catalase, esterase (C4), esterase lipase (C8), gelatin hydrolysis, alpha-glucosidase, lipase,
leucine arylamidase, oxidase, pyrazinamidase & pyrrolidonyl arylamidase.

Negative results for acid phosphatase, aesculin hydrolysis, beta-galactosidase, beta-glucosidase, beta-glucuronidase,
N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, nitrate reduction, trypsinase, urease, acid production from: glucose, lactose, maltose, sucrose,
mannitol, ribose & xylose.
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