Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Etymology:||Genus name: A yellow small rod.|
species epithet: rising in the form of a pillar, referring to the shape of the aggregates of the bacteria on external lesions of infected fish.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Flexibacter columnaris|
|Type Strain:||1-S-2cl = ATCC 23463.|
|Micromorphology:||Rod shaped bacteria with gliding motility.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|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 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...