Globicatella sulfidifaciens sp. nov., isolated from purulent infections in domestic animals

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2001 Sep;51(Pt 5):1745-1749. doi: 10.1099/00207713-51-5-1745.


DNA-DNA hybridization experiments and comparative 165 rDNA sequence analysis revealed that six isolates from purulent joint and lung infections in calves, from a lung lesion in a sheep, and from a joint infection of a pig represented a novel species belonging to the genus Globicatella. Whole-cell protein electrophoresis and biochemical activity testing revealed that the isolates formed a homogeneous group differing from Globicatella sanguinis, the only species of this genus described to date. These animal isolates were classified as Globicatella sulfidifaciens sp. nov. with LMG 188441 (= CCUG 44365T), isolated from the lung of a calf, as the type strain. A detailed description of its phenotypic characteristics is presented. Hydrogen sulphide production was found to be a very useful diagnostic feature.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Animals, Domestic*
  • Bacteria / classification*
  • Bacteria / isolation & purification
  • Bacteria / metabolism
  • Bacterial Infections / microbiology
  • Bacterial Infections / veterinary*
  • Bacterial Proteins / chemistry
  • Base Composition
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Diseases / microbiology
  • DNA, Ribosomal / analysis
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / microbiology
  • Joint Diseases / veterinary*
  • Lung Diseases / microbiology
  • Lung Diseases / veterinary*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Sheep
  • Sheep Diseases / microbiology
  • Suppuration / microbiology*
  • Swine
  • Swine Diseases / microbiology


  • Bacterial Proteins
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AJ297627