|Etymology:||Genus name: A yellow small rod.|
species epithet: cold loving.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Flexibacter psychrophilus|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 49418 = CCUG 35200.|
||Forms small yellow colonies (1-2 mm in diameter). Produce a pigment.|
|Micromorphology:||Thin rods (0.3-0.5 x 2-5 µm) with rounded or tapered ends, which sometimes form long filaments (see picture under Gram staining). The bacterium is motile by gliding on surfaces.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Disease:||Rainbow trout fry syndrom (RTFS), bacterial cold-water disease (BCWD)
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 130 species have been described within the genus Flavobacterium. These species are environmental bacteria which are found in soil and freshwater. The genus Flavobacterium is relatively closely related to the genus Riemerella, which also belongs to the family Flavobacteriaceae.|
|Comment:||Cause problems in fish farming.|
|Dissertation with bacteriological connection|
On Friday, November 24, at 09:15 Madeleine Moazzami defends her thesis with the title: "Foodborne bacteria in slaughterhouses with focus on cleaning and disinfection". The defense takes place in Lennart Kennes hall, BioCentrum, campus Ultuna. All interested parties are welcome to attend.Published 2023-11-20. Read more...