Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: March 14, 2008
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Citation: Labeda, D.P. 2012. Genus VI. Crossiella Labeda 2001, 1578vp. In: Goodfellow, M., Kampfer, P., Busse, H., Trujillo, M.E., Suzuki, K., Ludwig, W., Whitman, W.B., editors. Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. 2nd edition, volume 5. New York, NY: Springer. p. 1359-1363. Technical Abstract: The physiology, systematics and ecology of the species that currently compose the actinobacterial genus Crossiella is presented. The phylogenetic position of the taxa within this genus, including Crossiella cryophila and Crossiella equi relative to the species in other genera within the suborder Pseudonocardineae is discussed. Methods for isolation, preservation, and characterization are detailed. The role of Crossiella equi as an etiological agent in equine nocardioform placentitis is discussed.