|Categories:||Zoonotic; causes hemolysis|
|Etymology:||Genus name: skin loving|
Species epithet: of Congo.
|Type Strain:||ATCC 14637 = NCTC 13039.|
||Small yellow pigmented colonies (1-3 mm in diameter) with a rough surface. Give hemolysis on blood agar (but not with horse blood).|
|Micromorphology:||Has two formas: filamentous, pleomorphic and nonmotile and motile zoospores (0.6-1 µm in diameter).|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Tryptophanase (indole) -, urease +.|
|Biochemical Tests:||Methyl red -, Voges-Proskauer -.|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Disease:||Dermatophilosis (mud fever), streptotrichosis or rain-scald.
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||The genus Dermatophilus is composed of only one species, which is related to the genera Renibacterium and Micrococcus.|
|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...