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In this paper minimal standards for the description of new genera and cultivable species in the family Flavobacteriaceae are proposed in accordance with Recommendation 30b of the Bacteriological Code (1990 Revision). In addition to specified phenotypic characteristics, the description of new species should be based on DNA-DNA hybridization data, and the(More)
Since the introduction of the API 20E kit a number of identification schemes have been developed by the manufacturer for use with the kit. We evaluated the success of these various schemes in identifying 206 strains belonging to 34 taxa of the family Enterobacteriaceae. Many of the strains were atypical and only 94% could be identified by our own system of(More)
The Burkholderia cepacia complex currently comprises five genomic species, i.e., B. cepacia genomovar I, B. multivorans (formerly known as B. cepacia genomovar II), B. cepacia genomovar III, B. cepacia genomovar IV, and B. vietnamiensis (also known as B. cepacia genomovar V). In the absence of straightforward diagnostic tests for the identification of B.(More)
We performed an integrated genotypic and phenotypic analysis of 128 strains of the genera Burkholderia, Ralstonia, and Pseudomonas in order to study the taxonomic structure of Burkholderia cepacia and its relationships with other Burkholderia species. Our data show that presumed B. cepacia strains isolated from cystic fibrosis patients belong to at least(More)
Flunarizine is a 'selective' calcium entry blocker with a similar chemical structure and pharmacological profile to the related compound, cinnarizine. However, in contrast to cinnarizine it has a long plasma half-life and need only be given once a day. The majority of therapeutic trials in the prophylaxis of migraine, occlusive peripheral vascular disease(More)
Flecainide is a Class I antiarrhythmic drug of the local anaesthetic type. It can be given either intravenously or orally and its pharmacokinetic properties allow relatively long (12 hours) dosing intervals with oral administration. In several open and a few controlled therapeutic trials, orally administered flecainide has brought about a greater than 90%(More)
A probabilistic identification matrix for campylobacteria, comprising 76 phenotypic characters and 37 taxa, is described. The accuracy and integrity of the matrix was evaluated using established computer-assisted methods. Certain taxa (for example, Campylobacter concisus and Camp. gracilis) demonstrated significant phenotypic diversity; previous data(More)
During the period 1966-77, 24 strains of Flavobacterium odoratum were identified from among strains of Gram-negative, non-fermentative bacteria submitted to the National Collection of Type Cultures for computer-assisted identification. The F. odoratum strains showed resistance to therapeutic levels of gentamicin, tobramycin, amikacin, and carbenicillin as(More)
Thirty-one strains of Providencia rettgeri (mainly from humans) were characterized by one-dimensional SDS-PAGE of cellular proteins. The strains came from various countries and comprised 14 from urine, eight from faeces, two from bile (plus one from the liver of a sheep), two from sputum, one from an insect pupa and three the sources of which were unknown.(More)
We performed a polyphasic taxonomic study on isolates previously tentatively classified as Achromobacter groups B and E in comparison with the type strain of Pannonibacter phragmitetus, LMG 22736(T)=NCTC 13350(T). Comparative 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis suggested that strains of Achromobacter groups B and E belong to P. phragmitetus (similarity levels(More)