Definition: A genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic, motile, peritrichous bacteria (family Brucellaceae) containing small, slender, gram-negative, encapsulated rods. These organisms are present in the conjunctiva of humans and other animals affected by a follicular type of disease. The type species is Noguchia granulosis.
[Hideyo Noguchi, Japanese bacteriologist, 1876–1928]
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