Genetic relationships among reptilian and mammalian Campylobacter fetus strains determined by multilocus sequence typing

Kate E. Dingle, Martin J. Blaser, Zheng Chao Tu, Janet Pruckler, Collette Fitzgerald, Marcel A.P. Van Bergen, Andrew Lawson, Robert J. Owen, Jaap A. Wagenaar

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Abstract

Reptile Campylobacter fetus isolates and closely related strains causing human disease were characterized by multilocus sequence typing. They shared ∼90% nucleotide sequence identity with classical mammalian C. fetus, and there was evidence of recombination among members of these two groups. The reptile group represents a possible separate genomospecies capable of infecting humans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977-980
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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