- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 38, Issue 2
f Deoxyribonucleic Acid Relatedness of Mycobacterium paratuberculosis to Other Members of the Family Mycobacteriaceae
- Authors: Sarah Shapiro Hurley*, Gary A. Splitter, Rodney A. Welch
- *Corresponding author.
- First Published Online: 01 April 1988, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 38: 143-146, doi: 10.1099/00207713-38-2-143
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Issue Published:
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-DNA hybridization was used to determine the relationships of Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium to 24 mycobacterial strains representing seven species. Our results indicate that M. paratuberculosis should be considered a member of the same genomic species as M. avium and the wood pigeon bacillus. Mycobacterium scrofulaceum, which has been considered a member of the M. avium-Mycobacterium intracellulare-M. scrofulaceum complex on the basis of phenotypic characteristics, shows little DNA similarity to M. avium, M. intracellulare, or M. paratuberculosis.
Copyright © 1988 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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