|Etymology:||Genus name: a twisted small rod.|
Species epithet: necklace-shaped.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 14647 = CCUG 2469 = CCUG 13453 = DSM 12112 NCTC 10651.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Small round, grayish and buttery colonies (1-2 mm i diameter). Do not give hemolysis on blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Nonmotile, pleomorphic or rod shaped (0.3-0.7 x 1-5 µm). Appears in filaments or chains.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Gelatinase -, tryptophanase -, urease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||Citrate -, hydrogensulfide +|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Glucose +, but glucose (gas) -|
|Disease:||Rat-bite fever in humans. Septicemia, arthritis, otitis media, hepatitis and abortion in rodents. Polyarthritis and synovitis in turkey.
|Hosts:||Rodents, turkey and primates (including man)|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Only three species have been described within the genus Streptobacillus, which is closely related to genus Fusobacterium. However, the genus Fusobacterium belongs to the family Fusobacteriaceae and the genus Streptobacillus belongs to the family Leptotrichiaceae.|
|"Dear child has many names" (call it what you will...)|
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...