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The Genus Kurthia

  • Erko Stackebrandt
  • Ronald M. Keddie
  • Dorothy Jones

Introduction

In 1883, H. Kurth published the description of Bacterium zopfii, which he had isolated from the intestinal contents of chickens (Kurth, 1883). Two years later, Trevisan (1885) created the genus Kurthia with K. zopfii as the type species. However, over the ensuing years Kurth’s organism was given a variety of generic names, including Zopfius (Wenner and Rettger, 1919); the valid name Kurthia really came into general use only after the publication of the seventh edition of Bergey’s Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (Breed et al., 1957). The genus Kurthia contains three species, K. zopfii, K. gibsonii (Keddie and Shaw, 1986), and K. sibirica (Belikova et al., 1986). Additional species are mentioned in the literature but have not been validated, e.g., “Kurthia catenaforma” (Kato et al., 1972), “Kurthia bessonii” (Pancoast et al., 1979) or “Kurthia variabilis” (Severi, 1946).

Reference strains are K. zopfiiDSM...

Keywords

Meat Product Poultry House Pimelic Acid Coryneform Bacterium Exponential Phase Culture 
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  • Ronald M. Keddie
  • Dorothy Jones

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