Fusobacterium spp

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Fusobacterium spp on agar, as seen under light microscopy

Fusobacterium spp are a genus of anaerobic, Gram-negative bacteria, similar to Bacteroides spp. Individual cells are rod-shaped baccilli with pointed ends.

Fusobacterium necrophorum is responsible for Foot rot and Puerperal metritis in cattle[1].


  1. Moe KK et al (2010) Detection of antibodies against Fusobacterium necrophorum and Porphyromonas levii-like species in dairy cattle with papillomatous digital dermatitis. Microbiol Immunol 54(6):338-346