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Table 2. Differential characteristics of C. jeddahense strain JCBT and closely related strains.

From: Non-contiguous finished genome sequence and description of Corynebacterium jeddahense sp. nov.

  C. jeddahense C. pseudotuberculosis C. efficiens C. glutamicum C. lipophiloflavum C. coyleae C. glaucum
Diameter × length (µm) 0.63 × 1.22 0.5–0.6 × 1.0–3.3 0.8–1.1 × 1.0–4.5 0.7–1 × 1–3 1–3 NA NA
Oxygen requirement Aero-anaerobic Aero-anaerobic Aero-anaerobic Aero-anaerobic Aero-anaerobic Aero-anaerobic Aero-anaerobic
Pigment production None Yellowish-white Yellow Pale yellow to yellow Yellow None Light grey
Gram stain + + + + + + +
Motility
Endospore formation
Production of        
Acid phosphatase + NA NA + +
Alkaline phosphatase + v + + +
Catalase + + + + + + +
Oxidase
Pyrazinamidase + + + +
Nitrate reductase V + +
Urease + V + W
Utilization of        
Ribose + + +
Mannose + + + NA
Mannitol   +
Sucrose +   + +
D-glucose + + + + +
D-fructose + + + NA + NA
D-maltose + + + +
D-lactose
Habitat Human gut Sheep, infected gland, South America Soil, Japan Sewage, Japan vaginal swab, Switzerland Human blood Cosmetic dye
Optimal temperature (°C) 37°C 37°C 30–40°C 25–37°C 37°C 37°C 37°C
  1. +, Positive; −, negative; V, variable, W, weak reaction; NA, not available.
  2. C. pseudotuberculosis strain CIP 102968T [54], C. efficiens YS-314T [55], C. glutamicum strain ATCC 13032T [56], C. lipophiloflavum strain DSM 44291T [57], C. coyleae strain DSM44184T [58] and C. glaucum strain IMMIB R-5091T [59].