Lack of genetic relatedness betweenYersinia philomiragia (the “philomiragia” bacterium) andYersinia species
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- Ursing, J., Steigerwalt, A.G. & Brenner, D.J. Current Microbiology (1980) 4: 231. doi:10.1007/BF02605862
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Four strains ofYersinia philomiragia were studied biochemically and genetically. They showed a high degree of phenotypic similarity and formed a homogenous DNA relatedness group. We could not demonstrate any significant DNA relatedness between this group and otherYersinia species, other Enterobacteriaceae, orPasteurella multocida. Y. philomiragia is phenotypically quite different from other yersiniae and Enterobacteriaceae. These DNA and phenotypic data indicate thatY. philomiragia is not a member of the genusYersinia or a member of the family Enterobacteriaceae. It is suggested that, pending further study, this organism be referred to as the “Philomiragia” bacterium.