Streptobacillus


Streptobacillus
A genus of nonmotile, non–spore-forming, aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria (family Bacteroidaceae) containing Gram-negative, pleomorphic cells that vary from short rods to long, interwoven filaments that have a tendency to fragment into chains of bacillary and coccobacillary elements. These organisms can be pathogenic for rats, mice, and other mammals. The type species is S. moniliformis. [strepto- + bacillus]
- S. moniliformis a bacterial species commonly found as an inhabitant of the nasopharynx of rats; it occurs as the etiologic agent of an epizootic septic polyarthritis in mice and of one type of rat-bite fever; it is the type species of the genus S..

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strep·to·ba·cil·lus -bə-'sil-əs n
1) cap a genus of facultatively anaerobic gram-negative rod bacteria of uncertain family affiliation that includes one (S. moniliformis) that is the causative agent of one form of rat-bite fever
2) pl -li -.lī any of various nonmotile gram-negative bacilli in which the individual cells are joined in a chain esp one of the genus Streptobacillus

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n.
a genus of Gram-negative aerobic nonmotile rodlike bacteria that tend to form filaments. The single species, S. moniliformis, is a normal inhabitant of the respiratory tract of rats but causes rat-bite fever in humans.

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Strep·to·ba·cil·lus (strep″to-bə-silґəs) [strepto- + bacillus] a genus of gram-negative bacteria of the family Fusobacteriaceae, consisting of highly pleomorphic cells that vary from single rods with central swellings to chains or filaments resembling strings of beads; organisms are facultatively anaerobic, nonmotile, and non–spore-forming. The type species is S. moniliformis.

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