|Species/Subspecies:||Streptococcus equi subsp. ruminatorum|
|Etymology:||Genus name: twisted (like a chain) coccus (coccus means a grain or a berry and referrs to any spherical microorganism).|
Species epithet: of horse.
Subspecies epithet: of ruminants.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||Mt 167 = CCUG 47520|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Form non-pigmented, mucoid colonies after incubation for 24 h at 37°C on blood agar. The colonies give (clear) β-hemolysis on sheep blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Nonmotile chain-forming cocci.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Hippurate +, urease -|
|Biochemical Tests:||Voges-Proskauer -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 100 species have been described within the genus Streptococcus. Many species within the genus Enterococcus have earlier been classified as streptococci and, thus, they are closely related. S. equi consists of three subspecies, which are related to S. devriesei.|
|Comment:||Belongs to Lancefield's group C streptcocci.|
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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...