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Description of Enterococcus canis sp nov from dogs and reclassification of Enterococcus porcinus Teixeira et al. 2001 as a junior synonym of Enterococcus villorum Vancanneyt et al. 2001

De Graef, E.M., Devriese, L.A., Vancanneyt, M., Baele, M., Collins, M.D., Lefebvre, K., Swings, J. and Haesebrouck, F. (2003) Description of Enterococcus canis sp nov from dogs and reclassification of Enterococcus porcinus Teixeira et al. 2001 as a junior synonym of Enterococcus villorum Vancanneyt et al. 2001. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 53 (4). pp. 1069-1074. ISSN 1466-5026

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.02549-0

Abstract/Summary

Strains from anal swabs and chronic otitis externa in dogs were shown to be phylogenetically related to the Enterococcus faecium species group. They shared a number of phenotypic characteristics with these species, but they could be easily differentiated by biochemical reactions. In addition, the canine strains were unusual in their nearly complete failure to grow on sodium azide-containing enterococci-selective media and in their Voges-Proskauer reactions (usually negative). By using 16S rRNA sequencing and DNA-DNA hybridization of representative strains, as well as tDNA interspacer gene PCR and SDS-PAGE of whole-cell proteins, the group of canine strains was shown to constitute a novel enterococcal species. The name Enterococcus canis sp. nov. is proposed for this species, with LMG 12316(T) (= CCUG 46666(T)) as the type strain. Concurrently, the taxonomic situation and nomenclatural position of Enterococcus porcinus were investigated. As no phenotypic or genotypic differences were found between this species and Enterococcus villorum, the name E. porcinus is considered to be a junior synonym of E. villorum.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
ID Code:13475
Uncontrolled Keywords:DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC-ACID, GENUS ENTEROCOCCUS, TDNA-PCR, COMB-NOV, IDENTIFICATION, RNA, DIFFERENTIATION, HYBRIDIZATION, FAECALIS, STRAINS

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