Table 1

Phenototypic characteristics differentiating M. mycoides subsp. mycoides SC (MmmSC) and capri (Mmc)

Characteristics

MmmSC

Mmc


Mean colony size after 137 h at 37°C

0.99 mm

2.26 mm

Liquefaction of inspissated serum

weak

+

Casein digestion

-

+

Sorbitol fermentation

-

+

Presence of ornithine transcarbamylase

-

+

Presence of alpha-glucosidase

-

+

Thermal stability at 45°C

sensitive

resistant

Digestion of DNA by MboI

+

-

DpnI

-

+

Substrate oxidation (12-50 μM)

Maltose

-

+

Trehalose

-

V

Mannose

-

+

Glucosamine

-

+


List of phenotypic differences that allow the differentiation of M. mycoides subsp. mycoides small colony (SC) and M. mycoides subsp. capri in vitro. Adapted from [39,68-70].

Thiaucourt et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12:114   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-114

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