- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 48, Issue 4
f Bartonella tribocorum sp. nov., a new Bartonella species isolated from the blood of wild rats
- Authors: RÉMY HELLER5, PHILIPPE RIEGEL, YVES HANSMANN, GILLES DELACOUR, DELPHINE BERMOND, CHRISTOPH DEHIO, FRANÇOIS LAMARQUE, HENRI MONTEIL, BRUNO CHOMEL, YVES PIÉMONT
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- First Published Online: 01 October 1998, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 48: 1333-1339, doi: 10.1099/00207713-48-4-1333
- Subject: Systematic Bacteriology
- Issue Published:
Two Bartonella strains from blood of two wild rats (Rattus norvegicus) living in a rural environment were isolated. These strains were distinct from all previously known Bartonella species based on phenotypic and genotypic characteristics. This new species is distinguished by its trypsin-like activity, the absence of the ability to hydrolyse proline and tributyrin, its 16S rRNA and citrate synthase gene sequences and by whole-DNA hybrization data. This new species, for which the name Bartonella tribocorum sp. nov. is proposed, seems to be genetically related to Bartonella elizabethae, an agent isolated in a case of human endocarditis. The type strain of Bartoella tribocorum sp. nov. is IBS 506T(CIP 105476T).
Copyright © 1998 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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