|Etymology:||Genus name: named after Sir David Bruce, who first identified the organism, which causes brucellosis. |
Species epithet: of dog.
|Old Species Name(s):||Brucella melitensis biovar Canis|
|Type Strain:||RM6/66 = ATCC 23365 = NCTC 10854|
||Pale honey coloured transparant colonies, which do not give hemolysis on blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Non-motile coccus or short rod|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-|
|Other Enzymes:||Tryptophanase -, Urease +|
|Biochemical Tests:||H2S -, Voges-Proskauer -|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Most Brucella spp. do not produce acid by fermentation of carbohydrates.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Eleven species have been described within genus Brucella and this genus is closely related to genus Bartonella. From a phylogenetic point of view, B. abortus, B. canis, B. ceti, B. melitensis, B. neotome, B. ovis, B. pinnipedialis and B. suis represent the same species (B. melitensis), but due to different host specificities, they have been affiliated with different species.|
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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...