|Etymology:||Genus name: erysipelas thread.|
Species epithet: of the tosils.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||T-305 = ATCC 43339 = CCUG 31352.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Small (1 mm in diameter), transparent and nonpigmented colonies. Gives a norrow zone of α hemolysis on blood agar.|
|Micromorphology:||Rods (0.3 x 1.0-1.5 µm), which appear singly, in pairs (V-shape) or in short chains.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
|Disease:||Endocarditis (inflamation in the heart valves).
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||Many serotypes of E. rhusiopathiae have been reclassified to the new species E. tonsillarum. However, these two species are very closely related (see the phylogenetic tree in Fig. 227:1).|
|Comment:||Has been isolated from tonsils of apparently healthy pigs.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...