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Helcococcus sueciensis sp nov., isolated from a human wound

Collins, M. D., Falsen, E., Brownlee, K. and Lawson, P. A. (2004) Helcococcus sueciensis sp nov., isolated from a human wound. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 54 (5). pp. 1557-1560. ISSN 1466-5026

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A previously undescribed, Gram-positive, catalase-negative, coccus-shaped organism that originated from a human wound was subjected to taxonomic study. On the basis of its cellular morphology and the results of biochemical testing, the unknown organism was identified tentatively as a member of the genus Helcococcus, but it did not correspond to either of the two recognized species of this genus. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequencing studies confirmed that the bacterium was associated phylogenetically with the genus Helcococcus, with the unidentified organism forming a hitherto unknown subline within the genus. On the basis of biochemical, molecular chemical and molecular phylogenetic evidence, it is proposed that the unknown organism that was recovered from a human wound should be classified as a novel species of the genus Helcococcus, namely Helcococcus sueciensis sp. nov. The type strain is CCUG 47334(T) ( = CIP 108183(T)).

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
ID Code:13495
Uncontrolled Keywords:ORGANISM, KUNZII

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