Veterinary bacteriology: information about important bacteria
|Category:||Primarily of interest in human medicin|
|Etymology:||Genus name: small fungus-like rod.|
Species epithet: of leprosy.
|Type Strain:||Ej definierad.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+ (but difficult to gram stain)|
|Spec. Char.:||Even if M. leprae cannot be cultivated, it is regardes as a slow grower.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 175 species have been described within genus Mycobacterium and this genus is closely related to Rhodococcus, Nocardia and Corynebacterium.|
|Comment:||There is no type strain defined, because M. leprae cannot be cultivated on artificial media.|
|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...