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Syst Appl Microbiol. 2001 Nov;24(3):358-61.

Characterization of some strains from human clinical sources which resemble "Leptotrichia sanguinegens": description of Sneathia sanguinegens sp. nov., gen. nov.

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School of Food Biosciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, UK. M.D.Collins@reading.ac.uk

Abstract

Three strains of a gram-negative, blood or serum requiring, rod-shaped bacterium recovered from human clinical specimens were characterised by phenotypic and molecular taxonomic methods. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequencing showed the unknown rod-shaped strains are members of the same species as some fastidious isolates recovered from human blood specimens and previously designated "Leptotrichia sanguinegens". Based on phylogenetic and phenotypic evidence, it is proposed that the isolates from human sources be classified in a new genus Sneathia, as Sneathia sanguinegens gen. nov., sp. nov. The type strain of Sneathia sanguinegens is CCUG 41628T.

PMID:
11822670
DOI:
10.1078/0723-2020-00047
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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