|Etymology:||Genus name: small ray rod. |
Species epithet: from pigs.
|Type Strain:||ATCC 33415 = CCUG 11624 = NCTC 12996|
|Micromorphology:||Non motile rod, usually 0.3-0.5 x 0.6-1.4 µm, but can also be more variable in length.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase +, ornithine decarboxylase -, tryptophanase -, urease +|
|Biochemical Tests:||Methyl red -, Voges-Proskauer -, hydrogen sulfide -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Spec. Char.:||Does not require V-factor (NAD or NADPH) for growth. Cf. other Actinobacillus spp.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 18 species have been described within genus Actinobacillus, but the relationship between members within the closely related genera Actinobacillus, Haemophilus, Mannheimia and Pasteurella is very uncertain since none of these genera forms monophyletic clusters.|
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For a long time, Rhodococcus hoagii was referred to Rhodococcus equi on VetBact, because we experienced some resistance to the name that is now considered to be the correct one, i.e. Rhodococcus hoagii. Now you can find the bacterium in question under the correct name in VetBact, but you can also find the bacterium when searching for the old name.Published 2021-10-10. Read more...