Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Etymology:||Genus name: a unit, which feeds on a few substrates|
Species epithet: malt loving
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Xanthomonas maltophilia.|
|Type Strain:||Hugh 810-2 = ATCC 13637 = NCTC 10257|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Yellow or greenish yellow colonies (form pigments).|
|Micromorphology:||Straight or slightly curved motile rods (0.5 x 1.5 µm), which appear singly or in pairs. Has polar and multitrichous flagella.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||DNase +|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||S. maltophilia does not ferment carbohydrates but can metabolize lactose and maltose by other means.|
|Spec. Char.:||Optimal growth temperature: 35°C|
|Disease:||An opportunist, which may cause hospital-acquired infections in people with a compromised immune systems. There are also reports of lymphadenitis in goats and septicemia in crocodile.
|Hosts:||An ambient bacterium, which has been found in many animal species, such as crocodile, snake, goat and man|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 20 species have been described within genus Stenotrophomonas and these species are related to species within genus Dichelobacter.|
|Comment:||Is usually resistant to multiple antibiotics|
|Reference(s):||No. 75, 76|
|New names of bacterial phyla|
The taxonomic category phylum was previously not regulated by the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (ICNP), but now this has changed and it was decided to revise the names of bacterial phyla. All phyla must be written in italics (which has been done on VetBact also before) and have the ending -ota.Published 2023-03-01. Read more...
|The taxonomy of chlamydias|
Species within the family Chlamydiaceae were previously divided into two genera Chlamydia and Chlamydophila. However, the differences between these two genera were not that great and many research groups have not accepted this division. Therefore, the genus Chlamydophila has been returned to the genus Chlamydia and this change has now been incorporated in VetBactPublished 2023-03-15. Read more...