Current Microbiology

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 383–388

DNA relatedness among serovars ofListeria monocytogenes sensu lato

Authors

  • Jocelyne Roccourt
    • Unité d'Ecologie BactérienneInstitut Pasteur
  • Francine Grimont
    • Service des Entérobactéries, Unité INSERM 199Institut Pasteur
  • Patrick A. D. Grimont
    • Service des Entérobactéries, Unité INSERM 199Institut Pasteur
  • Heinz P. R. Seeliger
    • Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01572609

Cite this article as:
Roccourt, J., Grimont, F., Grimont, P.A.D. et al. Current Microbiology (1982) 7: 383. doi:10.1007/BF01572609

Abstract

Sixty-six strains ofListeria monocytogenes (as defined in the eighth edition ofBergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology) were characterized by DNA relatedness. These strains formed five distinct DNA relatedness groups: (i)L. monocytogenes sensu stricto (30 strains) including the type spain ATCC 15313; (ii) serovar 5 strains (9 strains) corresponding to “L. bulgarica”; (iii) “L. inocua” (11 strains of serovars 6a, 6b, 4ab, and undesignated ones) including the reference strains; (iv) six strains of serovars 6a and 6b; (v) ten strains of various serovars. These five groups were clearly distinct fromL. grayi (4 strains) andL. murrayi (3 strains).

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