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Species/Subspecies: Taylorella asinigenitalis
Etymology: Genus name: named after C.E.D. Taylor, who first studied bacteria within this genus
Species epithet: the genitalia of the donkey
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Proteobacteria
Class
Betaproteobacteria
Order
Burkholderiales
Family
Alcaligenaceae 
Genus
Taylorella
Type Strain: UCD-1 = ATCC 700933
Macromorphology (smell):
 
Very small white colonies (0.2-0.3 mm)
Micromorphology: Non-motile coccoid rods.
Gram +/Gram -:G-
Metabolism: Microaerophilic
Catalase/Oxidase:+/+
Other Enzymes: Tryptophanase -, urease -
Fermentation of carbohydrates: Taylorella spp. do not ferment carbohydrates.
Spec. Char.:
Disease:Clinical relevance has not been proved
Hosts: Donkey and has also been isolated from the horse at a few occasions
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
CP003059 MCE3 1 638 559 1c + 0 

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperonSequence similarity
AF067729 UCD-1T 1505 100% 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
Only two closely related species have been described within genus Taylorella, which is related to genus Burkholderia.
Comment:Can be confused with Taylorella equigenitalis during laboratory diagnostics
Updated:2017-11-09

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