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Isolation of Corynebacterium falsenii and description of Corynebacterium aquilae sp. nov., from eagles

Fernandez-Garayzabal, J.F., Egido, R., Vela, A.I., Briones, V., Collins, M.D., Mateos, A., Hutson, R.A., Dominguez, L. and Goyache, J. (2003) Isolation of Corynebacterium falsenii and description of Corynebacterium aquilae sp. nov., from eagles. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 53 (4). pp. 1135-1138. ISSN 1466-5026

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Biochemical, molecular chemical and molecular genetic studies were performed on seven unidentified Gram-positive, rod-shaped organisms recovered from eagles. The strains were provisionally identified as Corynebacterium jeikeium with the commercial API Coryne system, but they were able to grow under anaerobic conditions and were non-lipophilic. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequencing studies demonstrated that the isolates belonged phylogenetically to the genus Corynebacterium. Three strains were identified genotypically as Corynebacterium falsenii; the remaining four strains corresponded to a hitherto unknown lineage within the genus Corynebacterium, associated with a small subcluster of species that included Corynebacterium diphtheriae and its close relatives. The unknown bacterial strains were readily distinguished from these and other species of the genus by biochemical tests. Based on both phenotypic and phylogenetic evidence, it is proposed that the unknown bacterial strains from eagles should be classified as Corynebacterium aquilae sp. nov. (type strain is S-613(T)=CECT 5993(T)=CCUG 46511(T)).

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
ID Code:13425

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