|Category:||Primarily of interest in human medicin|
|Etymology:||Genus name: small fungus-like rod.|
Species epithet: cause ulceration
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 19423 =NTCC 10417|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+ (but difficult to gram stain)|
|Spec. Char.:||M. ulcerans is a slow grower (it takes more than 7 days to see colonies with the naked eye).|
|Disease:||Ulcerative skin infections.
|Clinical Picture:||Ulcerative skin infections.|
|Virulence Factors:||Forms an extrcellular heat-labile toxin.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 175 species have been described within genus Mycobacterium and this genus is closely related to Rhodococcus, Nocardia and Corynebacterium. M. ulcerans is very closely related to M. marinum.|
|"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...