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Species/Subspecies: Fusobacterium canifelinum
Etymology: Genus name: small spindle shaped rod.
Species epithet: of dog and cat.
Significance:  [Important]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Fusobacteria
Class
Fusobacteriia
Order
Fusobacteriales
Family
Fusobacteriaceae 
Genus
Fusobacterium
Type Strain: RMA 1036 = ATCC BAA-689 = CCUG 49733.
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology:
Gram +/Gram -:
Catalase/Oxidase:-/?
Other Enzymes: Esculinase -, lipase -, Tryptophanase + (= indole +).
Spec. Char.:
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
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
AY162221 (T) 1458  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Fusobacterium canifelinum  
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.
Reference(s): No. 74
Updated:2016-08-30

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