|Etymology:||Genus name: peptone loving. |
Species epithet: indol producing.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Peptostreptococcus indolicus|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 29427.|
||Small (0.5-1.0 mm), grayish colonies. Most strains give no hemolysis.|
|Micromorphology:||Cocci (0.5-0.6 µm in diameter), which appear single, in pairs, short chains or small clusters.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Coagulase + (most strains), tryptophanase (+), urease -.|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Peptoniphilus spp. do not ferment carbohydrates.|
|Disease:||Bovine summer mastitis (in combination with Trueperella pyogenes).
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 50 species have been described within the genus Peptoniphilus and this genus belong to the order Clostridiales. However, P. indolicus is not that closely related to clostridia.|
|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...