Characterization of a novel Atopobium isolate from the human vagina: description of Atopobium vaginae sp nov.

Citation
Mr. Jovita et al., Characterization of a novel Atopobium isolate from the human vagina: description of Atopobium vaginae sp nov., INT J SY B, 49, 1999, pp. 1573-1576
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Microbiology
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMATIC BACTERIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0020-7713 → ACNP
Volume
49
Year of publication
1999
Part
4
Pages
1573 - 1576
Database
ISI
SICI code
0020-7713(199910)49:<1573:COANAI>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
Phenotypic and phylogenetic studies were performed on a hitherto undescribe d micro-organism isolated from the human vagina. Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequencing studies demonstrated that the unknown strain constituted a new s ubline within the genus Atopobium. The unknown bacterium was readily distin guished from other Atopobium species by biochemical tests and electrophoret ic analysis of whole-cell proteins. Based on phylogenetic and phenotypic ev idence, it is proposed that the unknown bacterium be classified as Atopobiu m vaginae sp. nov. The type strain of Atopobium vaginae is CCUG 38953(T).