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Roseomonas, a new genus associated with bacteremia and other human infections
Using biochemical tests and DNA hybridization, 42 strains of pink-pigmented, gram-negative bacteria that were not members of the genus Methylobacterium were examined and the new genus, Roseomonas, is proposed for these bacteria to include three named species,Roseomonas gilardii sp. Expand
Francisella philomiragia comb. nov. (formerly Yersinia philomiragia) and Francisella tularensis biogroup novicida (formerly Francisella novicida) associated with human disease
It is confirmed that F novicida and F. tularensis are the same species and having shown that F.Novicida is pathogenic for humans, it is proposed to eliminate the species F. novicIDA and demoting it to a biogroup of F. Tularensis as Francisella philomiragia comb. Expand
Evaluation and Improvement of Real-Time PCR Assays Targeting lytA, ply, and psaA Genes for Detection of Pneumococcal DNA
Three novel real-time PCR assays designed for the detection of specific sequence regions of the lytA, ply, and psaA genes were developed and should be considered the assays of choice for the Detection of pneumococcal DNA, particularly when upper respiratory P-LVS might be present in the clinical specimen. Expand
Accuracy of Phenotypic and Genotypic Testing for Identification of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Description of Streptococcus pseudopneumoniae sp. nov
An unusual group of viridans group streptococci that resemble Streptococcus pneumoniae is identified, and a combination of phenotypic and genetic reactions allows its identification. Expand
Bordetella holmesii sp. nov., a new gram-negative species associated with septicemia
DNA relatedness studies (hydroxyapatite method) confirmed a close relatedness betweenNO-2 and Bordetella species and demonstrated that NO-2 strains were a single new species. Expand
Borrelia burgdorferi sp. nov.: Etiologic Agent of Lyme Disease
A review of reports on the genetic and phenotypic characteristics of strains of the spirochete which causes Lyme disease revealed that these organisms are representative of a new species of Borrelia.Expand
Further determination of DNA relatedness between serogroups and serovars in the family Leptospiraceae with a proposal for Leptospira alexanderi sp. nov. and four new Leptospira genomospecies.
DNA relatedness was determined among 303 strains of Leptospira and Leptonema, representing 12 previously described species and five new genomospecies, with the exception of Ballum, which was genetically heterogeneous. Expand
Classification of the Legionnaires' disease bacterium: Legionella pneumophila, genus novum, species nova, of the family Legionellaceae, familia nova.
DNA comparisons showed that all strains of the Legionnaires' disease bacterium were members of the same species, and it is proposed that the LD bacterium be named Legionella pneumophila species nova, the type species of Legionella, genus novum. Expand
Rochalimaea henselae sp. nov., a cause of septicemia, bacillary angiomatosis, and parenchymal bacillary peliosis
Nine strains of Rochalimaea spp. that were isolated from patients over a period of 4.5 years were characterized for their enzyme activities, cellular fatty acid compositions, and DNA interrelatednessExpand
Rochalimaea elizabethae sp. nov. isolated from a patient with endocarditis
Recognition of the procedures required to identify this and other Rochalimaea species suggests that clinical laboratories should prolong the incubation times of cultures of blood and tissue from patients with suspected endocarditis, patients with fever of unknown origin, and immunocompromised patients with Fever so that the full spectrum of disease caused by these organisms can be recognized. Expand