|Etymology:||Genus name: tissue friend.|
Species epithet: of sleep (refers to one of the disease conditions).
|Old 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.|
|"Dear child has many names" (call it what you will...)|
For a long time, Rhodococcus hoagii was referred to Rhodococcus equi on VetBact, because we experienced some resistance to the name that is now considered to be the correct one, i.e. Rhodococcus hoagii. Now you can find the bacterium in question under the correct name in VetBact, but you can also find the bacterium when searching for the old name.Published 2021-10-10. Read more...