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Species/Subspecies: Enterococcus hirae
Etymology: Genus name: Cocci (grains or berries) of the intestine.
Species epithet: of the intestine.
Significance:  [Important]   
Old Species Name(s):Streptococcus faecalis, Streptococcus faecium
Taxonomy:
PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
FirmicutesBacilliLactobacillalesEnterococcaceaeEnterococcus
Type Strain: R = ATCC 8043 = ATCC 9790 = CCUG 1332 = CCUG 18659 = CCUG 19917 = NCTC 12367.
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology:
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:-/?
Spec. Char.:
Hosts: Birds and some mammals.
Disease (Swedish):E. hirae kan orsaka försämrad tillväxt hos unga kycklingar samt endokardit (hjärtklaffsinflammation) och sepsis (blodförgiftning) hos människa.
Disease (English):E. hirae can cause growth depression in young chickens and endocarditis and septicemia in humans.
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
CP003504 ATCC 9790 2 827 741  

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
Y17302 DSM 20160T 1535  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Updated:2018-12-08

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