Query: NC_015601:627217 Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae str. Fujisawa, complete genome Lineage: Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae; Erysipelothrix; Erysipelotrichaceae; Erysipelotrichales; Firmicutes; Bacteria General Information: Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae is a nonsporulating, gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium which was identified more than 100 years ago as the etiologic agent of swine erysipelas. It has been found to cause infection in many other animals and in humans.
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General Information: This organism is a strict human pathogen that was isolated from a patient with a wound infection. Causes tonsilitis. Most streptococci are facultative anaerobes, and some are obligate anaerobes. Serologic grouping is based on antigenic differences in cell wall carbohydrates, in cell wall pili-associated protein, and in the polysaccharide capsule in group B streptococci. This organism is a member of the normal human nasopharyngeal flora. S. pyogenes is a group A streptococcus and is the leading cause of uncomplicated bacterial pharyngitis and tonsillitis. This organism is commonly referred to by the lay press as "flesh eating bacteria".