Bartonella birtlesii sp. nov., isolated from small mammals (Apodemus spp.)

D. Bermond, R. Heller, F. Barrat, G. Delacour, C. Dehio, A. Alliot, H. Monteil, Bruno B Chomel, H. J. Boulouis, Y. Piémont

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Three strains isolated from Apodemus spp. were similar to Bartonella species on the basis of phenotypic characteristics. Futhermore, genotypic analysis based on sequence analysis of the 16S rRNA and gltA genes and on DNA-DNA hybridization showed that the three isolates represented a distinct and new species of Bartonella. The name Bartonella birtlesii is proposed for the new species. The type strain of B. birtlesii sp. nov. is lBS 325T (= CIP 106294T = CCUG 44360T).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1973-1979
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • 16S rDNA gene
  • Bartonella birtlesii
  • Citrate synthase
  • Rodents
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Immunology


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