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Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1998 Oct;48 Pt 4:1333-9.

Bartonella tribocorum sp. nov., a new Bartonella species isolated from the blood of wild rats.

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Institut de Bactériologie de la Faculté de Médecine, Université Louis-Pasteur, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France. yves.piemont@medecine.u-strasbg.fr

Abstract

Two Bartonella strains from blood of two wild rats (Rattus norvegicus) living in a rural environment were isolated. These strains were distinct from all previously known Bartonella species based on phenotypic and genotypic characteristics. This new species is distinguished by its trypsin-like activity, the absence of the ability to hydrolyse proline and tributyrin, its 16S rRNA and citrate synthase gene sequences and by whole-DNA hybridization data. This new species, for which the name Bartonella tribocorum sp. nov. is proposed, seems to be genetically related to Bartonella elizabethae, an agent isolated in a case of human endocarditis. The type strain of Bartonella tribocorum sp. nov. is IBS 506T (CIP 105476T).

PMID:
9828434
DOI:
10.1099/00207713-48-4-1333
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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