|Categories:||Motile; primarily of interest in human medicin|
|Etymology:||Genus name: from diverse (geographical and ecological) sources.|
Species epithet: forming into a ball.
|Significance:|| P. agglomerans is an environmental bacterium that can sometimes be found in samples from animals, but has probably no clinical significance.
P. agglomerans has been reported to cause diseases in plants and humans.
|Old Species Name(s):||Enterobacter agglomerans|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 27155 = CCUG 539 = NCTC 9381.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Forms mucoid yellowish colonies.|
|Micromorphology:||Straight rods (0.5-1.0 x 1.0-3.0 µm), which are peritrichous.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Esculinase +, tryptophanase -, (= indole -), urease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||Citrate +, Voges-Proskauer +|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|Taxonomy/phylogeny:||About 30 species have been described within the genus Pantoea.|
|"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...