Molecular taxonomic studies on Streptococcus uberis types I and II. Description of Streptococcus parauberis sp. nov

J Appl Bacteriol. 1990 May;68(5):485-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.1990.tb02900.x.


The nucleotide sequences of 16S ribosomal-RNA of Streptococcus uberis types I and II were determined by reverse transcriptase. Comparative analysis of the sequence data showed that the two types are phylogenetically distinct and worthy of separate species status. A new species Streptococcus parauberis is proposed for the type II strains. The type strain of Strep. parauberis is NCDO 2020.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nucleic Acid Conformation
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • RNA, Ribosomal / genetics*
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics*
  • RNA-Directed DNA Polymerase
  • Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
  • Streptococcus / classification*
  • Streptococcus / genetics


  • RNA, Bacterial
  • RNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • RNA-Directed DNA Polymerase