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Ann Inst Pasteur Microbiol. 1986 Sep-Oct;137B(2):177-85.

Deoxyribonucleic acid relatedness among Neisseria gonorrhoeae, N. meningitidis, N. lactamica, N. cinerea and "Neisseria polysaccharea".

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Laboratoire des Neisseria, Institut Pasteur, Paris.

Abstract

Deoxyribonucleic acid relatedness studies (S1 nuclease method with DE-81 filters method) indicated that Neisseria gonorrhoeae, N. meningitidis, N. lactamica and "N. polysaccharea" form a single genospecies, in which four subspecies can be delineated. However, from a clinical and practical viewpoint, it seems desirable to maintain N. gonorrhoeae, N. meningitidis, N. lactamica and "N. polysaccharea" as separate species. N. cinerea is a valid species, closely related to N. gonorrhoeae, N. meningitidis, N. lactamica and "N. polysaccharea". These five species were O to 46% related to the other known species of the genus Neisseria.

PMID:
3120761
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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