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Species/Subspecies: Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale
Etymology: Genus name: bird bacterium.
Species epithet: from the nostrils and windpipe.
Significance:  [Unclassified]]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Bacteroidetes
Class
Flavobacteria
Order
Flavobacteriales
Family
Flavobacteriaceae 
Genus
Ornithobacterium
Type Strain: LMG 9086 = ATCC 51463 = CCUG 23171
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology: Short rods (0.2-0.9 x 1-3 ┬Ám).
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic.
Catalase/Oxidase:-/+
Other Enzymes: DNase -, esculinase -, tryptophanase - (= indole -), ureas +.
Biochemical Tests: Citrate -, metyl red -, Voges-Proskauer +.
Spec. Char.:
Hosts: Domestic chickens, turkeys, goose and duck, and a variety of wild bird species.
Disease:Respiratory tract infections in among others chickens and turkey.
Clinical Picture: Impaired growth and increased mortality.
Diagnostics:PCR or culture
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
NC_018016 DSM 15997T 2 399 175  

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
U87101 DSM 15997T 1462  

Taxonomy/phylogeny: Only one species has been described within the genus Ornithobacterium , which is relatively closely related to the genus Flavobacterium .
Updated:2020-06-04

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