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Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010


Yersinia Species Isolated from Bats, Germany

Kristin MühldorferComments to Author , Gudrun Wibbelt, Joachim Haensel, Julia M. Riehm, and Stephanie Speck1
Author affiliations: Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany (K. Mühldorfer, G. Wibbelt, S. Speck); Berlin, (J. Haensel); Federal Armed Forces Institute of Microbiology, Munich, Germany (J. Riehm)

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Strain typing results of Yersinia spp. isolates from free-ranging bats, Germany*

Method Y. pseudotuberculosis† Y. enterocolitica‡
Api 20E profile§ 1 0 1 4 1 1 2 1 7 1 1 5 4 7 2 3 1 7
Micronaut E,¶ % probability 100% Y. pseudotuberculosis 99.77% Y. enterocolitica
16S rRNA gene analysis, % similarity to sequences in GenBank 100% (1,058 bp) to Y. pseudotuberculosis YPIII# 100% (985 bp) to Y. enterocolitica strain 280**
Serologic characterization by agglutination test Serogroup 1, biovar 5 Serotype O:6, biovar 1A
Multilocus sequence typing†† 1 2 1 2 5 2 1 Not determined

*Y. pseudotuberculosis obtained from lung, heart, kidney, spleen, liver, and intestine; Y. enterocolitica obtained from spleen and intestine. For Y. pseudotuberculosis spleen, liver, and intestine samples, isolates were obtained in mixed culture accompanied by colonies of 1–2 nonspecific bacteria. For all remaining tissues, Y. pseudotuberculosis and Y. enterocolitica were isolated in pure culture.
†GenBank accession no. FN561631.
‡GenBank accession no. FN561632.
§bioMérieux, Nürtingen, Germany.
¶Merlin Diagnostik GmbH, Bornheim-Hersel, Germany.
#GenBank accession no. CP000950.
**GenBank accession no. FJ641888.
††Of gene loci adk, argA, aroA, glnA, thrA, tmk, trpE.

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1Current affiliation: Federal Armed Forces Institute of Microbiology, Munich, Germany.