Current Microbiology

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 231–233

Lack of genetic relatedness betweenYersinia philomiragia (the “philomiragia” bacterium) andYersinia species

  • Jan Ursing
  • Arnold G. Steigerwalt
  • Don J. Brenner
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02605862

Cite this article as:
Ursing, J., Steigerwalt, A.G. & Brenner, D.J. Current Microbiology (1980) 4: 231. doi:10.1007/BF02605862

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Ursing
    • 1
  • Arnold G. Steigerwalt
    • 2
  • Don J. Brenner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Clinical BacteriologyUniversity of Lund, Malmö General HospitalMalmöSweden
  2. 2.Enteric Section, Center for Disease Control, Public Health ServiceU. S. Department of Health and Human ServicesAtlantaUSA