Corynebacterium diphtheriae NCTC 13129

Names Corynebacterium diphtheriae NCTC 13129
Accession numbers NC_002935
Background Bacteria from genus Corynebacterium are Gram-positive, nonmotile rods. C.diphtheriae produces the diphtheria toxin, which is usually encoded by a bacteriphage or by an integrated prophage as in this strain. Diphtheria is an acute disease that usually affects the tonsils, throat, nose and/or skin. It is passed from person to person by droplet transmission, usually by breathing in diphtheria bacteria after an infected person has coughed or sneezed. It can lead to breathing problems, heart failure, paralysis and sometimes death. (HAMAP: CORDI)
Species:Corynebacterium diphtheriae NCTC 13129
Strain NCTC 13129
Complete NA
Sequencing centre (08-APR-2002) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
Sequencing quality NA
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site NA
Isolation country NA
Number of replicons 1
Gram staining properties Positive
Shape Bacilli
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Aerobic
Optimal temperature 37.0
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat Multiple
Biotic relationship NA
Host name NA
Cell arrangement NA
Sporulation NA
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases Diphtheria
Pathogenicity Yes