Bartonella tribocorum sp. nov., a new Bartonella species isolated from the blood of wild rats

Rémy Heller, Philippe Riegel, Yves Hansmann, Gilles Delacour, Delphine Bermond, Christoph Dehio, François Lamarque, Henri Monteil, Bruno B Chomel, Yves Piémont

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Abstract

Two Bartonella strains from blood of two wild rats (Rattus norvegicus) living in a rural environment were isolated. These strains were distinct from all previously known Bartonella species based on phenotypic and genotypic characteristics. This new species is distinguished by its trypsin-like activity, the absence of the ability to hydrolyse proline and tributyrin, its 16S rRNA and citrate synthase gene sequences and by whole-DNA hybridization data. This new species, for which the name Bartonella tribocorum sp. nov. is proposed, seems to be genetically related to Bartonella elizabethae, an agent isolated in a case of human endocarditis. The type strain of Bartonella tribocorum sp. nov. is IBS 506(T) (CIP 105476(T)).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1333-1339
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic Bacteriology
Volume48
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1998

Keywords

  • Bartonella tribocorum sp. nov.
  • Rat
  • Zoonoses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology

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    Heller, R., Riegel, P., Hansmann, Y., Delacour, G., Bermond, D., Dehio, C., Lamarque, F., Monteil, H., Chomel, B. B., & Piémont, Y. (1998). Bartonella tribocorum sp. nov., a new Bartonella species isolated from the blood of wild rats. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 48(4), 1333-1339.