Molecular analysis of artisanal Italian cheeses reveals Enterococcus italicus sp. nov.

  title={Molecular analysis of artisanal Italian cheeses reveals Enterococcus italicus sp. nov.},
  author={Maria Grazia Fortina and G Ricci and D Mora and Pier Luigi Manachini},
  journal={International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology},
  volume={54 Pt 5},
The taxonomic positions of seven atypical Enterococcus strains, isolated from artisanal Italian cheeses, were investigated in a polyphasic study. By using 16S rRNA gene sequencing, DNA-DNA hybridization and intergenic transcribed spacer analysis, as well as by examining the phenotypic properties, the novel isolates were shown to constitute a novel enterococcal species. Their closest relatives are Enterococcus sulfureus and Enterococcus saccharolyticus, having a 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity… CONTINUE READING
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