Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Etymology:||Genus name: named after the German bacteriologist Edwin Klebs (1834-1913).|
Species epithet: motile
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Enterobacter aerogenes|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 13048 = CCUG 1429|
|Gram +/Gram -:|
|Other Enzymes:||tryptofanase (indol) -phurease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||Voges-Proskauer +|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Within genus Klebsiella 13 species have been described. K. mobilis belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae and is closely related to members of the genus Citrobacter. In fact, members of the genus Klebsiella and Citrobacter freundii form a monophyletic cluster (see Fig. 224:1 to the left).|
|Comment:||Enterobacter aerogenes and Klebsiella mobilis are so-called homotypic synonyms, but the bacterium is most similar to species within the genus Klebsiella and this genus name is, therefore, used on VetBact.|
|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...