|Etymology:||Genus name: small spindle shaped rod.|
Species epithet: of dog and cat.
|Type Strain:||RMA 1036 = ATCC BAA-689 = CCUG 49733.|
|Gram +/Gram -:|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase -, lipase -, Tryptophanase + (= indole +).|
|Disease:||Has been isolated from various types of infections in dogs and cats as well as from wound infections after dog or cat bites in humans.
|Hosts:||Cat, dog and humans|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Within the genus Fusobacteria, 14 species have been described and 2 of these are divided into 7 sub-species. F. canifelinum is the closest relative to F. nucleatum, F. naviforme and F. simiae. Fusobacteria are related to genus Streptobacillus, but the latter belongs to another family, namely Leptotrichiaceae.|
|New families introduced within the order Enterobacterales|
The order Enterobacterales (formerly called Enterobacteriales) previously consisted of bacteria with different properties and phylogenetically, these bacteria were far apart. In order for the taxonomy to be more in line with phylogeny, some of these bacteria have, therefore, been sorted into 6 new families.Published 2022-04-13. Read more...