Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Etymology:||Genus name: Helkos, wound; Cocci (grains or berries). Helcococcus, a coccus found in wounds.|
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||S840-96-1 = ATCC BAA-59 = CCUG 37441.|
||Small pinhead, non-pigmented, colonies. No hemolysis on blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Gram-positive cocci, which occur singly, in pairs or short chains.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Aesculinase -, urease -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
Thus, acid is produced from glucose, but not under gas production.
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|Reference(s):||No. 162, 163|
|New names of bacterial phyla|
The taxonomic category phylum was previously not regulated by the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes (ICNP), but now this has changed and it was decided to revise the names of bacterial phyla. All phyla must be written in italics (which has been done on VetBact also before) and have the ending -ota.Published 2023-03-01. Read more...
|The taxonomy of chlamydias|
Species within the family Chlamydiaceae were previously divided into two genera Chlamydia and Chlamydophila. However, the differences between these two genera were not that great and many research groups have not accepted this division. Therefore, the genus Chlamydophila has been returned to the genus Chlamydia and this change has now been incorporated in VetBactPublished 2023-03-15. Read more...