|Etymology:||Genus name: A yellow small rod.|
species epithet: cold loving.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Flexibacter psychrophilus|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 49418 = CCUG 35200.|
||Forms small yellow colonies (1-2 mm in diameter). Produce a pigment.|
|Micromorphology:||Thin rods (0.3-0.5 x 2-5 µm) with rounded or tapered ends, which sometimes form long filaments (see picture under Gram staining). The bacterium is motile by gliding on surfaces.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Disease:||Rainbow trout fry syndrom (RTFS), bacterial cold-water disease (BCWD)
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 130 species have been described within the genus Flavobacterium. These species are environmental bacteria which are found in soil and freshwater. The genus Flavobacterium is relatively closely related to the genus Riemerella, which also belongs to the family Flavobacteriaceae.|
|Comment:||Cause problems in fish farming.|
|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...