|Etymology:||Genus name: bird bacterium.|
Species epithet: from the nostrils and windpipe.
|Type Strain:||LMG 9086 = ATCC 51463 = CCUG 23171|
|Micromorphology:||Short rods (0.2-0.9 x 1-3 µm).|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||DNase -, esculinase -, tryptophanase - (= indole -), ureas +.|
|Biochemical Tests:||Citrate -, metyl red -, Voges-Proskauer +.|
|Disease:||Respiratory tract infections in among others chickens and turkey.
|Hosts:||Domestic chickens, turkeys, goose and duck, and a variety of wild bird species.|
|Clinical Picture:||Impaired growth and increased mortality.|
|Diagnostics:||PCR or culture|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|Taxonomy/phylogeny:||Only one species has been described within the genus Ornithobacterium , which is relatively closely related to the genus Flavobacterium .|
|New names of taxa within the classification category phylum|
During October 2021, an article was published by A. Oren och G.M. Garrity, in which new names are proposed for a number of taxa within the classification category phylum. This has resulted in many discussions in social media about whether it was really necessary to make these changes, which have created confusion among microbiologists and other professionals who come into contact with bacteriology.Published 2022-09-28. Read more...