|Etymology:||Genus name: small spindle shaped rod.|
Species epithet: of horses.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||VPB 4027 = NCTC 13176.|
|Micromorphology:||Pleomorphic rods (coccoid to rod shaped).|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase -, lipase +, Tryptophanase + (= indole +).|
|Disease:||Necrotizing pneumonia, pleuritis and paraoral infections.
|Virulence Factors:||F. equinum produces a leucotoxin.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Within the genus Fusobacteria, 14 species have been described and 2 of these are divided into 7 sub-species. Fusobacteria are related to genus Streptobacillus, but the latter belongs to another family, namely Leptotrichiaceae.|
|Comment:||Opportunist, which exists in the normal intestinal flora of the horse.|
|Dissertation with bacteriological connection|
On Friday, November 24, at 09:15 Madeleine Moazzami defends her thesis with the title: "Foodborne bacteria in slaughterhouses with focus on cleaning and disinfection". The defense takes place in Lennart Kennes hall, BioCentrum, campus Ultuna. All interested parties are welcome to attend.Published 2023-11-20. Read more...