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Corynebacterium accolens

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      The pathogenic potential of coryneform bacteria has been underestimated

      Taxonomy
      Family: Corynebacteriaceae

      Natural habitats
      They are part of the normal biota of the skin and mucous membranes in humans and other mammals.

      Clinical significance
      C. accolens is found in specimens from the eyes, ears, nose, and oropharynx.
      Endocarditis of native aortic and mitral valves due to this agent has been described.

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram positive rods,

      irregularly shaped (‘coryneforms”),

      they are arranged as single cells, in pairs, in V forms, in palisades, or in clusters with

      a so-called Chinese-letter appearance.

      Club-shaped rods are observed in true members of the genus Corynebacterium only

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Facultative anaerobic
      Colonies are convex, smooth, and < 0.5 mm in diameter. (lipophyl)

      They exhibited satellitism when grown in the presence of staphylococcal colonies, which may be suggestive of their lipophilic nature.

      Lipophilic
      bacteria (fat-liking bacteria) are bacteria that proliferate in lipids.

      Good growth is observed with broth supplemented with 1% Tween 80

  • Characteristics

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