|Categories:||Causes hemolysis; motile; primarily of interest in human medicin|
|Etymology:||Genus name: short spiral|
Species epithet: from Aalborg.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Weak hemolysis on blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Thin (0.2 x 1.7-6 µm), spiral shaped and motile. Have 8-10 periplasmic flagella (endoflagella or (axial filaments) per cell.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G- (Uppträder som G-, men har en annan typ av cellvägg).|
|Metabolism:||Anaerobic, but aerotolerant.|
|Other Enzymes:||Tryptophanase -, α-galactosidase -, β-glucosidase -|
|Disease:||Human intestinal spirocheaetosis (HIS).
|Clinical Picture:||Chronic diarrhoea, rectal bleeding and abdominal pain.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Seven species with standing in nomenclature has been described within genus Brachyspira. About 10 additional species have been reported, but their names have not been approved. Some of these species have been included in the phylogenetic trees and their names are given within quotation marks (see Fig. 97:5 and 6). All species within the genus Brachyspira are very closely related, but "B. corvi", B. aalborgi and B. pilosicoli differ significantly from the other species.|
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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...