Identification of Campylobacter fetus subsp. venerealis virulence genes in cervical mucus from cows

  • Érica Chaves LúcioEmail author
  • Mércia Rodrigues Barros
  • Rinaldo Aparecido Mota
  • Rita de Cássia Carvalho Maia
  • José Wilton PinheiroJr
Veterinary Microbiology - Short Communication


We used the polymerase chain reaction to identify virulence genes in cervico-vaginal mucus samples from cows positive for Campylobacter fetus subsp. venerealis. There was positivity for the pldA, racR, dnaJ, cdtA, and cdtB genes. No samples showed the cdtC, ciaB, cadF, wlaN, and virB11 genes.


Bovine Campylobacteriosis Pathogenicity Virulence 


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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Érica Chaves Lúcio
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mércia Rodrigues Barros
    • 1
  • Rinaldo Aparecido Mota
    • 1
  • Rita de Cássia Carvalho Maia
    • 1
  • José Wilton PinheiroJr
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratório de Doenças Infectocontagiosas, Departamento de Medicina VeterináriaUniversidade Federal Rural de PernambucoRecifeBrazil

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