|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.|