Query: NC_009446:473960 Dichelobacter nodosus VCS1703A, complete genome
Lineage: Dichelobacter nodosus; Dichelobacter; Cardiobacteriaceae; Cardiobacteriales; Proteobacteria; Bacteria
General Information: Causative agent of ovine footrot which results in lameness and the loss of commerically important animals. The disease is caused by a mixed microbial infection of Fusobacterium necrophorum, which causes skin lesions, and Dichelobacter nodosus, which can then invade and gain access to the deeper tissue. Once aerotolerant Dichelobacter nodosus infects, which it does through the production of a number of fimbrial adhesins, it secretes both extracellular proteases and toxins which result in damage to the soft tissue underneath the horn of the hoof.