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Vet Microbiol. 2005 Apr 25;107(1-2):63-9.

Biochemical analysis, cpn60 and 16S rDNA sequence data indicate that Streptococcus suis serotypes 32 and 34, isolated from pigs, are Streptococcus orisratti.

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National Research Council Plant Biotechnology Institute, 110 Gymnasium Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SK, Canada S7N 0W9. janet.hill@nrc.ca

Abstract

Streptococcus suis serotypes have traditionally been identified by morphology, biochemical profiling and serotyping. Analysis of the sequences of 16S rRNA and cpn60 genes of the 35 characterized serotypes of S. suis led to the observation that two serotypes 32 and 34, are significantly distinct from other S. suis serotypes and may represent a distinct species. Here we present DNA sequence data and biochemical profiles which indicate that S. suis serotypes 32 and 34, isolated from pigs, are clustered with Streptococcus orisratti, a Voges-Proskauer negative, alpha-haemolytic, aesculin-hydrolytic, Lancefield group A streptococcus isolated from the teeth of rats.

PMID:
15795078
DOI:
10.1016/j.vetmic.2005.01.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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