Streptococcus dentirousetti sp. nov., isolated from the oral cavities of bats

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2008 Jan;58(Pt 1):160-3. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.65204-0.


Seventy-three strains of streptococci were isolated from the bat oral cavity. The colonies of strains grown on mitis salivarius agar were similar in morphology to those of mutans-like streptococci. The novel strains were analysed biochemically using the Rapid ID32 Strep microsystem and were subjected to DNA-DNA hybridization with other oral streptococci and to 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Based on phylogenetic and phenotypic evidence, it is proposed that these isolates be classified as Streptococcus dentirousetti sp. nov. The type strain of Streptococcus dentirousetti sp. nov. is NUM 1303(T) (=JCM 14596(T)=DSM 18963(T)).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Chiroptera / microbiology*
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Mouth / microbiology*
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Phenotype
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Reagent Kits, Diagnostic
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Streptococcus / classification*
  • Streptococcus / genetics
  • Streptococcus / isolation & purification*


  • DNA, Bacterial
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Reagent Kits, Diagnostic

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AB259061