Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Etymology:||Genus name: small spindle shaped rod.|
Species epithet: of dog and cat.
|Type Strain:||RMA 1036 = ATCC BAA-689 = CCUG 49733.|
|Gram +/Gram -:|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase -, lipase -, Tryptophanase + (= indole +).|
|Disease:||Has been isolated from various types of infections in dogs and cats as well as from wound infections after dog or cat bites in humans.
|Hosts:||Cat, dog and humans|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Within the genus Fusobacteria, 14 species have been described and 2 of these are divided into 7 sub-species. F. canifelinum is the closest relative to F. nucleatum, F. naviforme and F. simiae. Fusobacteria are related to genus Streptobacillus, but the latter belongs to another family, namely Leptotrichiaceae.|
|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...