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Species/Subspecies: Enterococcus hirae
Etymology: Genus name: Cocci (grains or berries) of the intestine.
Species epithet: of the intestine.
Significance:  [Important]   
Old Species Name(s):Streptococcus faecalis, Streptococcus faecium
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Firmicutes
Class
Bacilli
Order
Lactobacillales
Family
Enterococcaceae 
Genus
Enterococcus
Type Strain: R = ATCC 8043 = ATCC 9790 = CCUG 1332 = CCUG 18659 = CCUG 19917 = NCTC 12367.
Macromorphology (smell):
Micromorphology:
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:-/?
Spec. Char.:
Disease:E. hirae can cause growth depression in young chickens and endocarditis and septicemia in humans.
Hosts: Birds and some mammals.
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
CP003504 ATCC 9790 2 827 741  

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
Y17302 DSM 20160T 1535  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Updated:2018-12-08

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"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...

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