Certain canine weakly β-hemolytic intestinal spirochetes are phenotypically and genotypically related to spirochetes associated with human and porcine intestinal spirochetosis

G. E. Duhamel, N. Muniappa, M. R. Mathiesen, J. L. Johnson, J. Toth, R. O. Elder, A. R. Doster

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Four canine weakly β-hemolytic intestinal spirochetes associated with intestinal spirochetosis (IS-associated WBHIS) were compared with IS- associated human and porcine WBHIS and the type species for Serpulina hyodysenteriae and S. innocens by using phenotypic and genotypic parameters. The IS-associated canine, human, and porcine WBHIS belonged to a phyletic group distinct from but related to previously described Serpulina type species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2212-2215
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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