Arcanobacterium pyogenes renamed

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Arcanobacterium pyogenes formerly known as Corynebacterium pyogenes and Actinomyces pyogenes underwent recent taxonomic evaluation resulting in its name change (again).

Based on the phylogenetic and chemotaxonomic differences within the members of the Arcanobacterium genus, this genus was further divided into two new genera, namely Arcanobacterium
and Trueperella.

Arcanobacterium haemolyticum is the type species of Arcanobacterium genus, whereas Trueperella (Arcanobacterium) pyogenes is the type species of the Trueperella genus.



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Tracie Daniels    
Florida  |  May, 24, 2014 at 10:24 AM

As a veterinarian for just over 15 years, this is ridiculous. They need to leave this alone it is confusing for clients and even vets over time; what is the problem leaving this one alone once and for all? I don't even know which one to call it now; just still treat it the same. Put those same minds to something productive like preventing shipping pneumonia or solving elusive Leptospirosis prevention/treatment and we might have something.