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Species/Subspecies: Peptoniphilus indolicus
Category: Causes hemolysis
Etymology: Genus name: peptone loving.
Species epithet: indol producing.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Old Species Name(s):Peptostreptococcus indolicus
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Firmicutes
Class
Clostridia
Order
Clostridiales
Family
Peptostreptococcaceae 
Genus
Peptoniphilus
Type Strain: ATCC 29427.
Macromorphology (smell): Small (0.5-1.0 mm), grayish colonies. Most strains give no hemolysis.
Micromorphology: Cocci (0.5-0.6 ┬Ám in diameter), which appear single, in pairs, short chains or small clusters.
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Metabolism: Obligately anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:-/-
Other Enzymes: Coagulase + (most strains), tryptophanase (+), urease -.
Fermentation of carbohydrates: Peptoniphilus spp. do not ferment carbohydrates.
Spec. Char.:
Disease:Bovine summer mastitis (in combination with Trueperella pyogenes).
Hosts: Cattle
Clinical Picture:
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
D14147 (T) 1372  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Peptoniphilus indolicus  
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.
Updated:2020-09-30

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