Help with Genus' Aureobacterium and Corynebacterium

Michael Busse mikebusse at
Sat Mar 25 21:34:02 EST 2000


I require some information on Aureobacterium species and, specifically,
Corynebacterium aquaticum.  What I need to know is:

Are members of the aforementioned genus and species capable of:
- growth at 42 degrees centigrade
- utilizing (by acidification) sucrose
- hydrolyzing casein

Using the API Coryne identification system I have identified a sample as
"Aureobacterium/Corynebacterium aquaticum".  The API cites low
discrimination identification.  My sample does grow at 42 degrees
centigrade, does not utilize casein, and does not acidify sucrose.  But, I
cannot find any test/research data to compare with my findings.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I have searched through Bergey's
Manual of Systematic Bacteriology and Determinative Bacteriology and have
not been able to find the answers to these questions.  If possible, cite
references so that I may look them up.

Thank you.

Michael Busse, B.Sc. (Microbiology)

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