|Categories:||Causes hemolysis; motile; primarily of interest in human medicin|
|Etymology:||Genus name: short spiral|
Species epithet: from Aalborg.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Weak hemolysis on blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Thin (0.2 x 1.7-6 µm), spiral shaped and motile. Have 8-10 periplasmic flagella (endoflagella or (axial filaments) per cell.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G- (Uppträder som G-, men har en annan typ av cellvägg).|
|Metabolism:||Anaerobic, but aerotolerant.|
|Other Enzymes:||Tryptophanase -, α-galactosidase -, β-glucosidase -|
|Disease:||Human intestinal spirocheaetosis (HIS).
|Clinical Picture:||Chronic diarrhoea, rectal bleeding and abdominal pain.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Seven species with standing in nomenclature has been described within genus Brachyspira. About 10 additional species have been reported, but their names have not been approved. Some of these species have been included in the phylogenetic trees and their names are given within quotation marks (see Fig. 97:5 and 6). All species within the genus Brachyspira are very closely related, but "B. corvi", B. aalborgi and B. pilosicoli differ significantly from the other species.|
|Dissertation with bacteriological connection|
On Friday, November 24, at 09:15 Madeleine Moazzami defends her thesis with the title: "Foodborne bacteria in slaughterhouses with focus on cleaning and disinfection". The defense takes place in Lennart Kennes hall, BioCentrum, campus Ultuna. All interested parties are welcome to attend.Published 2023-11-20. Read more...