Corynebacteria media and habitat?

richard richardz at cy-net.net
Thu Apr 18 09:14:08 EST 1996

In article <4l2qt5INNjqj at s-crim1.dl.ac.uk>, mbras at s-crim1.dl.ac.uk (R.A. Skuce) says:
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>I would like to hear from anyone who could tell me the best
>media to grow Corynebacteria in/on, specially C. tuberculostericum.
>I would also like to know the natural habitat of these bacteria.

A word of caution.  I once knew someone who was doing a taxonomic study
on corynefomrs. I think he was mostly interested in Arthrobacter.  
Someone inadvertently sent him C. diptheria as an  Arthrobacter.
The fellow in fact contracted diptheria and was extremely ill for some time.
If you are going to work with these sorts of bugs I'd suggest that you be
certain of the identity of what you are working with and that your
immunization is current.

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