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Species/Subspecies: Renibacterium salmoninarum
Category: Notifiable diseases and bacteria
Etymology: Genus name: bacterium of th kidney
Species epithet: from salmonid fishes
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Actinobacteria
Class
Actinobacteria
Order
Micrococcales
Family
Micrococcaceae 
Genus
Renibacterium
Type Strain: Lea-1-74 = ATCC 33209.
Macromorphology (smell): Medium sized (3-4 mm in diameter) and pale creamy yellow colonies
Micromorphology: Small (0.5 x 1.0 mm) rod
Gram +/Gram -:
 
G+
Metabolism: Aerobic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/-
Spec. Char.: Optimal growth temperature: 15-18°C
Disease:Bacterial kidney disease (BKD)
Hosts: Salmonid fishes
Clinical Picture: The fish is dark, has swollen belly and bulging eyes.
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
NC_010168 ATCC 33209 3 155 250 1c + 0 

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
X51601 ATCC 33209 1 470 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
The genus Renibacterium is composed of only one species, which is related to the genera Dermatophilus and Micrococcus.
Comment:BKD is a notifyable disease in Sweden
Reference(s): No. 26
Updated:2017-05-10

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