|Etymology:||Genus name: thread maker.|
Species epithet: hairy. rough, shaggy (refers to the colony shape).
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Old Species Name(s):||Clostridium villosum|
|Type Strain:||VSB 3349 = ATCC 33388 = NCTC 11220|
||Slow growing on normal blood agar and hard to remove from the agar|
|Micromorphology:||Rodshaped (0,6 x 4.0-6.0 µm) and can form spores.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+ (young cells)|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|"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...