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Campylobacter volucris sp. nov., isolated from black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus)
Debruyne, L.; Broman, T.; Bergström, S.; Olsen, B.; On, S.L.W.; Vandamme, P. (2010). Campylobacter volucris sp. nov., isolated from black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 60: 1870-1875. dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.013748-0
In: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Society for General Microbiology: Reading. ISSN 1466-5026, more
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  • Debruyne, L., more
  • Broman, T.
  • Bergström, S.
  • Olsen, B.
  • On, S.L.W.
  • Vandamme, P., more

Abstract
    During a study of the prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni in black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) in Sweden, three isolates, strains LMG 24379, LMG 24380T and LMG 24381, were initially identified as Campylobacter lari. Further characterization by both AFLP and whole-cell protein SDS-PAGE analyses revealed that they formed a distinct group in the genus Campylobacter. This unique position was confirmed by phenotypic characterization, 16S rRNA and hsp60 gene sequence analysis and DNA–DNA hybridizations. The combined data confirm that these isolates represent a novel species within the genus Campylobacter, for which the name Campylobacter volucris sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is LMG 24380T (=CCUG 57498T).

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