European Journal of Clinical Microbiology

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 378–383

Serotyping ofCampylobacter jejuni andCampylobacter coli on the basis of thermostable antigens

  • J. L. Penner
  • J. N. Hennessy
  • R. V. Congi
Current Topic: Campylobacter

DOI: 10.1007/BF02019474

Cite this article as:
Penner, J.L., Hennessy, J.N. & Congi, R.V. Eur. J, Clin. Microbiol. (1983) 2: 378. doi:10.1007/BF02019474

Abstract

Hippurate hydrolysis tests performed on the serotype reference strains of the serotyping scheme based on thermostable antigens under development forCampylobacter jejuni showed that 42 strains wereCampylobacter jejuni and 17 wereCampylobacter coli. Moreover, only four (0.2 %) of 2025 hippurate positiveCampylobacter jejuni isolates reacted inCampylobacter coli antisera and 12 (4.3 %) of the 282Campylobacter coli reacted inCampylobacter jejuni antisera. Evidently each species has its own array of antigenic specificities. Separate schemes for serotypingCampylobacter jejuni andCampylobacter coli are advocated.

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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Penner
    • 1
  • J. N. Hennessy
    • 1
  • R. V. Congi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Toronto, Banting InstituteTorontoCanada

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