|Etymology:||Genus name: A yellow small rod.|
species epithet: cold loving.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Flexibacter psychrophilus|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 49418 = CCUG 35200.|
||Forms small yellow colonies (1-2 mm in diameter). Produce a pigment.|
|Micromorphology:||Thin rods (0.3-0.5 x 2-5 µm) with rounded or tapered ends, which sometimes form long filaments (see picture under Gram staining). The bacterium is motile by gliding on surfaces.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Disease:||Rainbow trout fry syndrom (RTFS), bacterial cold-water disease (BCWD)
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 130 species have been described within the genus Flavobacterium. These species are environmental bacteria which are found in soil and freshwater. The genus Flavobacterium is relatively closely related to the genus Riemerella, which also belongs to the family Flavobacteriaceae.|
|Comment:||Cause problems in fish farming.|
|New names of taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...