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Abstract

Numerical taxonomy and emended description of Renibacterium salmoninarum.

Abstract

Forty-four strains of Renibacterium salmoninarum and 12 representative cultures of Actinomyces, Arthrobacter, Lactobacillus, Microbacterium, Micrococcus, Planococcus, Rothia and Listeria denitrificans were compared using numerical taxonomic techniques based upon 86 unit characters. The renibacteria formed a distinct and homogeneous cluster and were distinguished from the marker cultures by a characteristic API-ZYM profile. An emended description of R. salmoninarum is presented, based on the numerical data and the results of recent chemical and microbiological studies.