Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Etymology:||Genus name: small spindle shaped rod.|
Species epithet: of horses.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||VPB 4027 = NCTC 13176.|
|Micromorphology:||Pleomorphic rods (coccoid to rod shaped).|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase -, lipase +, Tryptophanase + (= indole +).|
|Disease:||Necrotizing pneumonia, pleuritis and paraoral infections.
|Virulence Factors:||F. equinum produces a leucotoxin.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Within the genus Fusobacteria, 14 species have been described and 2 of these are divided into 7 sub-species. Fusobacteria are related to genus Streptobacillus, but the latter belongs to another family, namely Leptotrichiaceae.|
|Comment:||Opportunist, which exists in the normal intestinal flora of the horse.|
|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...