Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|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:||
Ferments also fructose under acid production.
|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 bacterial phyla|
The taxonomic category phylum was previously not regulated by the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (ICNP), but now this has changed and it was decided to revise the names of bacterial phyla. All phyla must be written in italics (which has been done on VetBact also before) and have the ending -ota.Published 2023-03-01. Read more...
|The taxonomy of chlamydias|
Species within the family Chlamydiaceae were previously divided into two genera Chlamydia and Chlamydophila. However, the differences between these two genera were not that great and many research groups have not accepted this division. Therefore, the genus Chlamydophila has been returned to the genus Chlamydia and this change has now been incorporated in VetBactPublished 2023-03-15. Read more...