- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 43, Issue 4
f Ureaplasma canigenitalium sp. nov., Isolated from Dogs
- Authors: RYÔ HARASAWA*, YUMIKO IMADA, HITOSHI KOTANI, KAORU KOSHIMIZU, MICHAEL F. BARILE
- * Corresponding author.
- First Published Online: 01 October 1993, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 43: 640-644, doi: 10.1099/00207713-43-4-640
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Issue Published:
Ureaplasma strains isolated from dogs (Canis familiaris) were characterized and compared with the type strains of five previously described species of the genus Ureaplasma, Ureaplasma urealyticum(isolated from humans), Ureaplasma diversum(isolated from cattle), Ureaplasma gallorale(isolated from chickens), Ureaplasma cati(isolated from cats), and Ureaplasma felinum(isolated from cats). The canine strains hydrolyzed urea but not arginine or glucose, were membrane bound, lacked a cell wall, passed through 450-nm-pore-size membrane filters, required cholesterol for growth, and formed minute colonies (diameter, 20 to 140 μm) on agar medium. These canine ureaplasma strains have been reported to be members of four serovars. The four serovars of canine strains fell into a single group on the basis of their genomic properties, as determined by DNA-DNA hybridization. On the basis of these findings, we propose that ureaplasmas with these characteristics belong to a new species, Ureaplasma canigenitalium, with strain D6P-C (= ATCC 51252) as the type strain.
Copyright © 1993 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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