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Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria , Subclass Actibacteridae, Order Actynomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterinae, Family
Corynebacteriaceae, Genus Corynebacterium,
Corynebacterium mooreparkense Brennan, Brown, Goodfellow, Ward, Beresford,
Simpson, Fox and Cogan 2001.

Corynebacterium mooreparkense Brennan et al. 2001 is a later heterotypic synonym of Corynebacterium variabile corrig. (Muller 1961)
Collins 1987 (Gelsomino et al. 2005).
Gram-positive irregularly-shaped cells, 1-3 µm in length. Nonspore-forming. Nonmotile.
Colonies on Funke media (1% peptone, 0.5% yeast extract, 0.5% malt extract, 0.5%
Casamino acids, 1.5% agar and 1% Tween 80) are cream, circular, matt, low-concave
and 1 mm in diameter after 5 days at 30 ºC. CAMP-negative. Aerobic.
Isolated from the surface of an Irish farmhouse smear-ripened cheese.
Undetermined.
  1. Brennan N.M., Brown R., Goodfellow M., Ward A.C., Beresford T.P., Simpson P.J., Fox P.F. and Cogan T.M., 2001.
    Corynebacterium mooreparkense sp. nov. and Corynebacterium casei sp. nov., isolated from the surface of a smear-ripened
    cheese. IJSEM 51, 843-852.
  2. Gelsomino R., Vancanneyt M., Snauwaert C., Vandemeulebroecke K., Hoste B., Cogan T.M. and Swings J., 2005.
    Corynebacterium mooreparkense, a later heterotypic synonym of Corynebacterium variabile. IJSEM 55, 1129-1131.
Partially acid-fast. Fermentative metabolism.

Positive results for catalase, esterase, esterase lipase (C8), gelatin hydrolysis, lipase
(C14), urease, acid production from: fructose, glucose, mannose & ribose.

Negative results for acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase, esculin hydrolysis, nitrate reduction, ONPG, oxidase, pyrazinamidase,
trypsin, tyrosine hydrolysis, acid production from: N-acetylglucosamine, adonitol, amygdalin, arabinose, arabitol, arbutin, cellobiose,
dulcitol, erythritol, fucose,galactose, gentiobiose, gluconate, 2- and 5- ketogluconate, glycerol, glycogen, inositol, inulin, lactose, lyxose,
maltose, mannitol, melezitose,melibiose, raffinose, rhamnose, salicin, sorbitol, sorbose, sucrose, tagatose, turanose, xylitol & xylose.
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