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Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2005 May;55(Pt 3):1335-7.

Bacteroides massiliensis sp. nov., isolated from blood culture of a newborn.

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Unité des Rickettsies, CNRS UPRESA 6020, Faculté de Médecine, Université de la Méditerrannée, Marseille, France.


Gram-negative anaerobic rods were isolated from blood culture of a healthy baby born at term. Based on phylogenetic analysis and specific phenotypic characteristics, this strain was included within the Bacteroides cluster. The novel bile-resistant anaerobic species was designated Bacteroides massiliensis and it has 92.8 % 16S rRNA similarity to Bacteroides vulgatus and a DNA G + C content of 49 mol%. The major cellular fatty acid is anteiso-branched C(15 : 0). The type strain of B. massiliensis sp. nov. is B84634(T) (=CIP 107942(T) = CCUG 48901(T)).

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