|Etymology:||Genus name: A yellow small rod.|
species epithet: rising in the form of a pillar, referring to the shape of the aggregates of the bacteria on external lesions of infected fish.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Flexibacter columnaris|
|Type Strain:||1-S-2cl = ATCC 23463.|
|Micromorphology:||Rod shaped bacteria with gliding motility.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|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.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...