Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Etymology:||Genus name: named after an ocean god (Proteus), who could transform himself into different shapes|
Species epithet: common
|Type Strain:||ATCC 29905.|
||Swarms across the plate and gives no individual colonies. Has a characteristic odor.|
|Micromorphology:||Small (0.5 x 1-3 µm) motile rod with peritrichous flagella|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Urease +|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
Gas and acid are formed during fermentation of glucose.
||CLED agar is used to avoid that Proteus spp. are swarming. MacConkey agar can also be used to avoid that Proteus spp. are swarming, if NaCl is omitted from the medium.|
|Reservoir:||Soil and water|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Ten species have been described within genus Proteus and these are found in nature as saprophytes.|
|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...
|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...