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Species/Subspecies: Filifactor villosus
Category: Spore forming
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
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Firmicutes
Class
Clostridia
Order
Clostridiales
Family
Clostridiaceae 
Genus
Filifactor
Type Strain: VSB 3349 = ATCC 33388 = NCTC 11220
Macromorphology (smell):
 
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)
Metabolism: Anaerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:
Spec. Char.:
Disease:
 
HostsDiseaseClinical picture
CatSubcutaneous abscesses and pneumoniaSubcutaneous abscesses and pyothorax often together with other anaerobic bacteria and Pasteurella multocida .
16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
AF537211 DSM 1645T 1450  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Reference(s): No. 141
Updated:2020-12-16

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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. 

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