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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Suborder: Corynebacterineae
Family: Corynebacteriaceae
Genus: Corynebacterium
Species: C. jeikeium
Binomial name
Corynebacterium jeikeium

Corynebacterium jeikeium is a rod-shaped, catalase-positive, aerobic species of actinobacteria in the genus Corynebacterium. C. jeikeium is pathogenic, typically causing an opportunistic infection seen most frequently in bone marrow transplant patients.

C. jeikeium is usually susceptible to vancomycin and tetracycline, although it can be resistant to antibiotics.[1]

It can be acquired in hospitals.[2]




Up to date as of January 23, 2010

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Superregnum: Bacteria
Regnum: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Classis: Actinobacteria
Subclassis: Actinobacteridae
Ordo: Actinomycetales
Subordo: Corynebacterineae
Familia: Corynebacteriaceae
Genus: Corynebacterium
Species: Corynebacterium jeikeium


Corynebacterium jeikeium P.J.H. Jackman, D.G. Pitcher, S. Pelczyncka & P. Borman, 1988
SourceClassification of corynebacteria associated with endocarditis (Group Jk) as Corynebacterium jeikeium sp. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol., 1987, 9, 83-90.


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