Phylogenetic positions of Clostridium chauvoei and Clostridium septicum based on 16S rRNA gene sequences

Kuhnert, Peter; Capaul, Selja E.; Nicolet, Jacques; Frey, Joachim (1996). Phylogenetic positions of Clostridium chauvoei and Clostridium septicum based on 16S rRNA gene sequences. International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 46(4), pp. 1174-1176. International Union of Microbiological Societies

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The sequences of the 16S rRNA genes (rrs genes) of Clostridium chauvoei, the causative agent of blackleg in cattle, and the phenotypically related organism Clostridium septicum were determined. After amplification of 1,507-bp PCR fragments from the corresponding rrs genes, the sequences were determined in a single round of sequencing by using conserved region primers. A sequence similarity analysis of the sequences revealed the close phylogenetic relationship of C. chauvoei and C. septicum in Clostridium cluster I (M. D. Collins, P. A. Lawson, A. Willems, J. J. Cordoba, J. Fernandez-Garayzabal, P. Garcia, J. Cai, H. Hippe, and J. A. E. Farrow, Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 44:812-826, 1994), which includes Clostridium carnis, Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium botulinum, and Clostridium tetani. We found that 99.3% of the nucleotides in the genes of C. chauvoei and C. septicum are identical.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Other Institutions > Emeriti, Vetsuisse Faculty

UniBE Contributor:

Kuhnert, Peter; Nicolet, Jacques and Frey, Joachim

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

0020-7713

Publisher:

International Union of Microbiological Societies

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Kuhnert-Ryser

Date Deposited:

06 Feb 2015 10:22

Last Modified:

06 Feb 2015 10:22

PubMed ID:

8863454

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.60719

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/60719

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