Phylum Actinobacteria, Class Actinobacteria, Subclass Actibacteridae, Order Actynomycetales, Suborder Corynebacterinae, Family
Corynebacteriaceae, Genus Corynebacterium, Corynebacterium ulceribovis Yassin 2009.
Species description is based on a single isolate.
Gram-positive irregular short rods. Non-motile. Non-spore-forming. Corynemycolic
acids are present. Tuberculostearic acid is not present.
Colonies on sheep blood Columbia agar are circular with entire edges, smooth,
creamy and 2-4 mm in diameter after 48 h incubation at 37 ºC. Non-haemolytic.
Isolated from cow clinical sample.
Isolated from the skin of the udder of a cow with a profound ulceration.
- Yassin A.F., 2009. Corynebacterium ulceribovis sp. nov., isolated from the skin of the udder of a cow with a profound ulceration.
IJSEM 59, 34-37.
Description is based on API ZYM, API Coryne,and API 20 Strep tests.
Positive results for acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase, catalase, esterase lipase (C8), hippurate hydrolysis, leucine
arylamidase, pyrazinamidase, Tween 80 hydrolysis, Voges-Proskauer reaction and acid production from glucose.
Negative results for aesculin hydrolysis, arginine dihydrolase, chymotrypsin, cysteine arylamidase, esterase (C4), alpha- and
beta-galactosidase, alpha- and beta-glucosidase, N-acetyl- beta-glucosaminidase, beta-glucuronidase, gelatin hydrolysis, lipase
(C14), nitrate reduction, oxidase, pyrrolidonyl arylamidase, trypsin, urease, valine arylamidase, acid production from: arabinose,
glycerol, glycogen, inulin, lactose, maltose, mannitol, raffinose, ribose, sorbitol, sucrose, trehalose & xylose.
(c) Costin Stoica