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HOME > Protocols > Bacterial Species > Arcanobacterium pyogenes
Arcanobacterium pyogenes

BioHazard Level:
2

Growth Temperature:
37oC

Appropriate growth media:
Rabbit blood agar

Respiration:
Arcanobacterium pyogenes is a facultative anaerobe.

Gram Stain:
Arcanobacterium pyogenes is Gram stain positive.

Motility:
Arcanobacterium pyogenes is non-motile.

Taxonomic lineage:
Bacteria; Actinobacteria; Actinobacteria; Actinobacteridae; Actinomycetales; Actinomycineae; Actinomycetaceae; Arcanobacterium

Industrial uses or economic implications:
In farm animals Arcanobacterium pyogenes is commonly found in infected wounds and abscesses,

Miscellaneous:
Arcanobacterium pyogenes was formerly called Actinomyces pyogenes and Corynebacterium pyogenes.

Human health and disease:
Arcanobacterium pyogenes is and occassional cause of pharyngitis (sore throat) and other soft tissue infections.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as is. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, please check current reference material prior to growth or handling of microorganisms.


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