|Category:||In the normal flora|
|Etymology:||Genus name: bunch of grape-like cocci (coccus means a grain or berry).|
Species epithet: from a human. Named after Arthur Warner, from whom this bacterium was first isolated.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 27836 = CCUG 7325 = NCTC 11044.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Form medium sized colonies (3-5 mm in diameter), which are circular, glistening and opaque. The colonies are usually sticky and some strains produce a yellowish pigment.|
|Micromorphology:||Non-motile cocci (spherical) with a diameter of 0.5-1.2 µm, whith appear singly, in pairs and in tetrads.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Koagulase -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Disease:||May cause skin infections in individuals with a compromised immune system. It has been suggested that this bacterium can cause spontaneous abortion in cattle and humans.
|Hosts:||Belongs to the normal skin flora in animals and humans.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|Taxonomy/phylogeny:||About 70 species and subspecies have been described within the genus Staphylococcus.|
|"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...