Eight atypical Mannheimia isolates were isolated from lesions in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus). Traditional classification based on morphologic and physiologic traits showed that they belong to a distinct biogroup (taxon) within genus Mannheimia. Extensive phenotypic characterization suggested that the isolates should be classified as M. granulomatis, although the presence of distinct traits justified their classification into a separate biogroup within this species. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA sequences from two roe deer isolates and 41 other Mannheimia strains supported that the roe deer isolates form a monophyletic group within M. granulomatis. The lktA genotype was present in all roe deer isolates based on Southern blot analysis, whereas the corresponding β-hemolytic phenotype was absent in one of these isolates.
IDENTIFICATION OF A NOVEL MANNHEIMIA GRANULOMATIS LINEAGE FROM LESIONS IN ROE DEER (CAPREOLUS CAPREOLUS)
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Anders M. Bojesen, Jesper Larsen, Anders G. Pedersen, Torsten Mörner, Roland Mattson, Magne Bisgaard; IDENTIFICATION OF A NOVEL MANNHEIMIA GRANULOMATIS LINEAGE FROM LESIONS IN ROE DEER (CAPREOLUS CAPREOLUS). J Wildl Dis 1 July 2007; 43 (3): 345–352. doi: https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-43.3.345
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