|Categories:||Zoonotic; in the normal flora; primarily of interest in human medicin|
|Etymology:||Genus name: Named after Albert Neisser, who discovered the agent of gonorrhea in pus from a patient in year 1889.|
Species epithet: from an animal mouth.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Old Species Name(s):||Eugonic Fermenter (EF)-4a|
|Type Strain:||LMG 23011 = ATCC 29858 = NCTC 12228|
|Gram +/Gram -:|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Does not produce acid from any carbohydrate by fermentation, but produces acid from glucose by oxidation.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
|Reference(s):||No. 160, 161|
|"Dear child has many names" (call it what you will...)|
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...