coryneform bacteria


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cor·y·ne·form bac·te·ri·a

common name for nondiphtheria Corynebacterium, usually a nonpathogenic component of skin and oropharyngeal flora in humans and animals, can cause opportunistic infections in the immunocompromised host.
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The results of Shah [5]; Nelofer [17]; Rao [13] showed that at 30oC, the metabolism of Coryneform bacteria are highly active for the production of enzymes and amino acids.
Fibrinolytic activity in mono- and mixed cultures of coryneform bacteria. Nauchnye Doki Vyss Shkoly Biol Nauki 1982; 10: 86-90.
Relationships among coryneform bacteria from soil, cheese and sea fish.
Species identification of coryneform bacteria will also help establish epidemiologic connections for these infections.
All three blood cultures collected following fever turned out positive with the same coryneform bacteria Brevibacterium casei.
Isolates of coryneform bacteria were subjected to conventional biochemical tests (3), and were evaluated after prolonged incubation at 37[degrees]C for as long as 14 days.
Implant infection and oropharyngeal carriage in ferrets potentially represent additional zoonotic sources of this organism, underscoring the need for accurate and complete characterization of coryneform bacteria. Notably, the API Coryne test was unable to definitively identify the oropharyngeal isolate, a result reported by our group for other studies and by other investigators (4).
Moreover, in clinical settings, detection of coryneform bacteria in blood cultures is often dismissed as contamination, and in severe cases of the disease, C.
After this first case, several other children with CF were found to be infected by coryneform bacteria; thus, we decided to investigate the possibility of an endemic transmission in this population.
They have been observed in human specimens, and many new taxa of coryneform bacteria have been described (3).
(1) have published guidelines for identifying the coryneform bacteria, including simple phenotypic characteristics but also recommending more complex chemotaxonomic investigations and molecular genetic analysis if phenotypic characteristics do not differentiate between species.