|Etymology:||Genus name: small ray rod. |
Species epithet: from pigs.
|Type Strain:||ATCC 33415 = CCUG 11624 = NCTC 12996|
|Micromorphology:||Non motile rod, usually 0.3-0.5 x 0.6-1.4 µm, but can also be more variable in length.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase +, ornithine decarboxylase -, tryptophanase -, urease +|
|Biochemical Tests:||Methyl red -, Voges-Proskauer -, hydrogen sulfide -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Spec. Char.:||Does not require V-factor (NAD or NADPH) for growth. Cf. other Actinobacillus spp.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 18 species have been described within genus Actinobacillus, but the relationship between members within the closely related genera Actinobacillus, Haemophilus, Mannheimia and Pasteurella is very uncertain since none of these genera forms monophyletic clusters.|
|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...