Outbreaks of keratoconjunctivitis in a camel herd caused by a specific biovar of Moraxella canis

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Feb;48(2):596-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02329-09. Epub 2009 Dec 23.

Abstract

Two tributyrin hydrolysis-negative Moraxella isolates obtained in cases of keratoconjunctivitis in Camelus dromedarius in the Canary Islands showed highest degrees of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity to Moraxella canis. A level of DNA relatedness to the M. canis type strain of 79% confirmed the identity of the isolates as a tributyrin hydrolysis-negative biovar of M. canis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques*
  • Camelus / microbiology*
  • Cluster Analysis
  • DNA, Bacterial / chemistry
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • DNA, Ribosomal / chemistry
  • DNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Keratoconjunctivitis / epidemiology
  • Keratoconjunctivitis / veterinary*
  • Male
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Moraxella / classification*
  • Moraxella / isolation & purification*
  • Moraxellaceae Infections / epidemiology
  • Moraxellaceae Infections / veterinary*
  • Phylogeny
  • Polymorphism, Genetic
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Spain / epidemiology
  • Triglycerides / metabolism

Substances

  • DNA, Bacterial
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Triglycerides
  • tributyrin

Associated data

  • GENBANK/FM244730
  • GENBANK/FM244731