|Etymology:||Genus name: a thread with a loop.|
Species epithet: killed by heat.
|Significance:||B. thermosphacta is of great concern in the food industry as product (meat) destroyer.
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Microbacterium thermosphactum|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 11509|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Small opaque colonies (0.75-1 mm in diameter). Does not give hemolysis on blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Nonmotile rod (0.6-0.75 x 1-2 µm). May form chains (or filaments), which form one or several loops at one end.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||DNase -, lecithinase -, hippurikase -, tryptophanase -.|
|Biochemical Tests:||Methyl red +, Voges-Proskauer +.|
|Spec. Char.:||Psychrotrophic, optimal growth temperature: 20-25°C, but can grow between 0 and 35°C.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Two species within the genus Brochothrix have been described.|
|Comment:||Tolerate 10% NaCl and can grow in up to 20% CO2. Not affected by vacuum packing or modified atmosphere.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...