Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Characterization of Actinomyces isolates from samples from the human urogenital tract: description of Actinomyces urogenitalis sp. nov.

By Natalia Nikolaitchouk, Lesley Hoyles, Enevold Falsen, John M. Grainger and Matthew D. Collins

Abstract

Three strains of a previously undescribed Actinomyces-like bacterium were isolated from human clinical sources (urine, urethra and vaginal secretion). Biochemical testing and PAGE analysis of whole-cell proteins indicated that the strains were phenotypically homogeneous and distinct from previously described Actinomyces and Arcanobacterium species. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequencing studies showed the bacterium to be a hitherto unknown subline within a group of Actinomyces species which includes Actinomyces bovis, the type species of the genus. Based on phylogenetic and phenotypic evidence it is proposed that the unknown bacterium from humans be classified as Actinomyces urogenitalis sp. nov. The type strain of Actinomyces urogenitalis is CCUG 38702T (= CIP 106421T)

Publisher: Society for General Microbiology
Year: 2000
DOI identifier: 10.1099/00207713-50-4-1649
OAI identifier: oai:centaur.reading.ac.uk:17332
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu... (external link)
  • Suggested articles


    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.