|Categories:||Causes hemolysis; spore forming; motile|
|Etymology:||Genus name: a small spindle. |
Species epithet: refers to the most sensitive host, the quail.
|Significance:||Important in USA, because the mortality in quails is high (up to 100%).
[Of minor importance]
|Type Strain:||72042 = ATCC 27770 = CCUG 21927.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||C. colinum forms verey small colonies on bloodagar (pinpoint to 0.5 mm in diameter). The colonies are greyish white to colourless and most strains are α-hemolytic.|
|Micromorphology:||Motile and peritrichous rods (1 x 3-4 µm), which appear singly or in pairs. C. colinum has ovala and subterminal spores.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+|
|Other Enzymes:||Eskulinase +, lecithinase -, tryptophanase - (= indol -).|
|Disease:||Enteritis (inflammation of the small intestine). In quails, the disease is simply called quail disease.
|Hosts:||Quails, turkeys, pheasants, grouse and chicken.|
|Clinical Picture:||Intestinal ulceration and sometimes liver nekrosis.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|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...