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Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Subclass Actibacteridae, Order Actynomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterinae, Family
Corynebacteriaceae, Genus Corynebacterium,
Corynebacterium suicordis  Vela,Mateos, Collins, Briones, Hutson, Dominguez and
Fernandez-Garayzabal 2003.
Gram-positive coryneform rods. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming. Mycolic acids are
produced.
Colonies are whitish, smooth and approximately 1–2 mm in diameter after 48 hours
incubation at 37 ºC on sheep-blood agar. Facultatively anaerobic. Non-haemolytic.
CAMP-negative.
Isolated from the heart of pigs (3-15 days old).
Undetermined.
  1. Vela A.I., Mateos A., Collins M.D., Briones V., Hutson R.A., Dominguez L. and Fernandez-Garayzabal J.F., 2003. Corynebacterium
    suicordis sp. nov., from pigs. IJSEM 53, 2027-2031.
Description is based on API CORYNE (2101004), API 50CH and API ZYM tests.
Fermentative metabolism.

Positive results for acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase, catalase, esterase (C4), ester lipase (C8), pyrazinamidase & urease.

Negative results for aesculin hydrolysis, cystine arylamidase, chymotrypsin, gelatin hydrolysis, alpha- and beta-galactosidase, alpha-
and beta-glucosidase, beta-glucuronidase, lipophilic reaction, N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, lipase, leucine arylamidase, nitrate
reduction, oxidase, pyrrolidonyl arylamidase, trypsin, valine arylamidase, acid production from: adonitol, amygdalin, arabitol, arbutin,
L-arabinose, cellobiose, dulcitol, erythritol, fructose, L- and D-fucose, galactose, gentiobiose, 2- and 5-ketogluconate, gluconate,
glucose, glycogen, glycerol, N-acetyl-beta-glucosamine, inositol, inulin, lactose, lyxose, maltose, mannitol, mannose, melibiose,
melezitose, raffinose, rhamnose, ribose, salicin, sorbitol, L-sorbose, sucrose, starch, tagatose, trehalose, turanose, xylitol & xylose.
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