Determination of 16S rRNA sequences of enterococci and application to species identification of nonmotile Enterococcus gallinarum isolates

Robin Patel, Kerryl E. Piper, Mark S. Rouse, James M. Steckelberg, Jim R. Uhl, Peggy Kohner, Marlene K. Hopkins, Franklin R. Cockerill, Bruce C. Kline

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Abstract

The 16S rRNA sequences of enterococcal species E. faecium, E. faecalis, E. gallinarum, E. casseliflavus/flavescens, E. dispar, E. pseudoavium, E. sulfureus, E. malodoratus, E. raffinosus, E. cecorum, E. hirae, E. saccharolyticus, E. seriolicida, E. mundtii, E. avium, E. durans, E. columbae, and E. solitarius are presented herein. These data were utilized to confirm the species identification of two nonmotile E. gallinarum isolates which had been previously phenotypically identified as E. faecium. The implications of this finding are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3399-3407
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume36
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1998

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Patel, R., Piper, K. E., Rouse, M. S., Steckelberg, J. M., Uhl, J. R., Kohner, P., Hopkins, M. K., Cockerill, F. R., & Kline, B. C. (1998). Determination of 16S rRNA sequences of enterococci and application to species identification of nonmotile Enterococcus gallinarum isolates. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 36(11), 3399-3407.