|Etymology:||Genus name: tissue friend.|
Species epithet: of sleep (refers to one of the disease conditions).
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Haemophilus agni, Histophilus ovis, Haemophilus somnus, Haemophilus somnifer|
|Type Strain:||8025 = ATCC 43625 = CCUG 36157.|
||Some strains are haemolytic. Forms small colonies (0.2-0.5 mm in diameter), which contain a yellow pigment.|
|Micromorphology:||Small nonmotile rods|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase -, tryptophanase (+), urease -.|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Only one species have been described within genus Histophilus, which is relatively close to Nicoletella semolina, which also is a single species within its genus.|
|Comment:||X- and V-factor are not requirements for growth in contrast to bacteria belonging to the closely related genus Haemophilus.|
|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...