Two new DNA FISH-probes for Campylobacter fetus were designed, in silico checked for cross-reactions and successfully evaluated in a multi-centric approach with 41 Campylobacter fetus isolates including isolates of all three know subspecies: Campylobacter fetus ssp. fetus, Campylobacter fetus ssp. venerealis, and Campylobacter fetus ssp. testudinum and 40 strains of five non-target Campylobacter species.
Keywords: Bacteremia; Campylobacter fetus; Diagnostic microbiology; FISH; Fluorescence in situ hybridization; Genital campylobacteriosis.
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