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Species/Subspecies: Enterococcus cecorum
Category: Causes hemolysis
Etymology: Genus name: Cocci (grains or berries) of the intestine.
Species epithet: of the large intestine (cecum).
Significance:  [Important]   
Alternative Species Name(s):Streptococcus cecorum
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Firmicutes
Class
Bacilli
Order
Lactobacillales
Family
Enterococcaceae 
Genus
Enterococcus
Type Strain: A60 = ATCC 43198 = CCUG 27299 = NCTC 12421.
Macromorphology (smell):
   
Small, round, greyish colonies producing α-hemolysis on blood agar.
Micromorphology:
Gram +/Gram -:G+
Catalase/Oxidase:-/-
Spec. Char.:
Disease:
HostsDiseaseClinical picture
PoultryEnterococcal spondylitis (ES)Lameness, increase in flock mortality. Pathological changes first 3 weeks pericarditis and hepatitis, later femoral head necrosis and spondylitis
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
GCA_900474605 NCTC 12421T 2 421 598 1c + 0 

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
NR_024905 A60T 1509  

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
Reference(s): No. 157, 158, 159
Updated:2021-09-16

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