|Species/Subspecies:||Streptococcus equi subsp. ruminatorum|
|Etymology:||Genus name: twisted (like a chain) coccus (coccus means a grain or a berry and referrs to any spherical microorganism).|
Species epithet: of horse.
Subspecies epithet: of ruminants.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||Mt 167 = CCUG 47520|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Form non-pigmented, mucoid colonies after incubation for 24 h at 37°C on blood agar. The colonies give (clear) β-hemolysis on sheep blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Nonmotile chain-forming cocci.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Hippurate +, urease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||Voges-Proskauer -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 100 species have been described within the genus Streptococcus. Many species within the genus Enterococcus have earlier been classified as streptococci and, thus, they are closely related. S. equi consists of three subspecies, which are related to S. devriesei.|
|Comment:||Belongs to Lancefield's group C streptcocci.|
|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...