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Current Microbiology

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 195–200 | Cite as

Deoxyribonucleic acid relatedness inYersinia enterocolitica andYersinia enterocolitica-like organisms

  • Don J. Brenner
  • Jan Ursing
  • Hervé Bercovier
  • Arnold G. Steigerwalt
  • G. Richard Fanning
  • Jean Michel Alonso
  • H. H. Mollaret
Article

Abstract

Yersinia enterocolitica andY. enterocolitica-like strains were characterized by DNA relatedness. These strains formed four distinct DNA relatedness groups: (i) the 5 classical biotypes ofY. enterocolitica sensu stricto as designated by Wauters; (ii) strains that are rhamnose positive and also positive in tests for melibiose, α-methyl-d-glucoside, raffinose, and Simmons' citrate; (iii) strains that are rhamnose positive but negative in tests for melibiose, α-methyl-d-glucoside, and raffinose; (iv) sucrose-negative, Voges-Proskauer-negative, trehalose-positive strains.

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Trehalose Raffinose Melibiose Yersinia Enterocolitica Current Microbiology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Don J. Brenner
    • 1
  • Jan Ursing
    • 2
  • Hervé Bercovier
    • 3
  • Arnold G. Steigerwalt
    • 1
  • G. Richard Fanning
    • 4
  • Jean Michel Alonso
    • 3
  • H. H. Mollaret
    • 3
  1. 1.Enteric Section, Center for Disease Control, Public Health ServiceU. S. Department of Health and Human ServicesAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Clinical BacteriologyUniversity of Lund, Malmö General HospitalMalmöSweden
  3. 3.Institut PasteurCentre National des YersiniaParisFrance
  4. 4.Division of BiochemistryWalter Reed Army Institute of ResearchWashington, D.C.USA

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