Molecular characterization of first human Bartonella strain isolated in Italy

Citation
A. Ciervo et al., Molecular characterization of first human Bartonella strain isolated in Italy, J CLIN MICR, 39(12), 2001, pp. 4554-4557
Citations number
24
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Clinical Immunolgy & Infectious Disease",Microbiology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0095-1137 → ACNP
Volume
39
Issue
12
Year of publication
2001
Pages
4554 - 4557
Database
ISI
SICI code
0095-1137(200112)39:12<4554:MCOFHB>2.0.ZU;2-S
Abstract
The aim of this study was to characterize a Bartonella strain (BA-1) isolat ed from a blood culture of an Italian, human immunodeficiency virus-positiv e patient with bacillary angiomatosis. We analyzed the isolate using molecu lar biology methods such as whole-cell fatty acid analysis, PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis, type-specific 16S rRNA PCRs, sequen ce analysis of the 16S rRNA, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, and arbitrar ily primed PCR. The BA-1 isolate turned out to be a Bartonella quintana str ain, similar but not identical to B. quintana Oklahoma, which was used as a control strain.