- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 49, Issue 2
f Coenonia anatina gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel bacterium associated with respiratory disease in ducks and geese
- Authors: P. Vandamme, M. Vancanneyt, P. Segers, M. Ryll, B. Köhler, W. Ludwig, K.-H. Hinz
- Author for correspondence: P. Vandamme. Tel: +32 9 264 5113. Fax: +32 9 264 5092. e-mail: Peter.Vandamme@rug.ac.be
- Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, April 1999 49: 867-874, doi: 10.1099/00207713-49-2-867
- Subject: New Taxa - Proteobacteria
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Taxon 1502 was originally described as a Riemerella anatipestifer-like bacterium causing exudative septicaemia in ducks and geese. In the present study, an integrated genotypic and phenotypic approach was used to elucidate the phylogenetic affiliation and taxonomic relationships of 12 strains of taxon 1502. Whole-cell protein and fatty acid analyses and an extensive biochemical examination by using conventional tests and several API microtest systems indicated that all isolates formed a homogeneous taxon, which was confirmed by DNA-DNA hybridizations. 16S rDNA sequence analysis of a representative strain (LMG 14382T) indicated that this taxon belongs to the Cytophaga-Flavobacterium-Bacteroides phylum and revealed a moderate but distinct relationship to species of the genus Capnocytophaga (overall 16S rDNA sequence identities were 88·8-90·2%). Taxon 1502 is concluded to represent a single species that should be allocated to a novel genus, and the name Coenonia anatina gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The DNA G+C content of representative strains was 35-36 mol% and the type strain is LMG 14382T.
The EMBL accession number for the 16S rDNA sequence of strain LMG 14382Treported in this paper is Y17612.
© 1999, International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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