Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Species/Subspecies:||Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis|
|Etymology:||Genus name: twisted (like a chain) cocci (coccus means a grain or a berry and referrs to any spherical microorganism)|
Species epithet: from loss of lactation
Subspecies epithet: resembling Streptococcus equi.
|Alternative Species Name(s):||S. equisimilis|
|Type Strain:||CCUG 36637 and 36913|
||Small (about 1 mm in diameter) transluscent colonies after incubation for 24 h at 37°C on blood agar. Give (clear) beta-hemolysis on bovine blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Nonmotile cocci in chains|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase v, hippurikcase v|
|Biochemical Tests:||Voges-Proskauer -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
Other carbohydrates: Amygdalin ?, ribose +.
|Disease:||Abscesses, endometritis, mastitis, airway diseases
|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. dysgalactiae is closely related to S. agalactiae.|
|Comment:||Belongs to Lancefield's group A, C, G or L streptcocci.|
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