Deoxyribonucleic acid relatedness among Neisseria gonorrhoeae, N. meningitidis, N. lactamica, N. cinerea and "Neisseria polysaccharea"

Ann Inst Pasteur Microbiol. Sep-Oct 1986;137B(2):177-85. doi: 10.1016/s0769-2609(86)80106-5.

Abstract

Deoxyribonucleic acid relatedness studies (S1 nuclease method with DE-81 filters method) indicated that Neisseria gonorrhoeae, N. meningitidis, N. lactamica and "N. polysaccharea" form a single genospecies, in which four subspecies can be delineated. However, from a clinical and practical viewpoint, it seems desirable to maintain N. gonorrhoeae, N. meningitidis, N. lactamica and "N. polysaccharea" as separate species. N. cinerea is a valid species, closely related to N. gonorrhoeae, N. meningitidis, N. lactamica and "N. polysaccharea". These five species were O to 46% related to the other known species of the genus Neisseria.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • DNA, Bacterial*
  • Neisseria / classification*
  • Neisseria / genetics
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae / classification
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae / genetics
  • Neisseria meningitidis / classification
  • Neisseria meningitidis / genetics
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization

Substances

  • DNA, Bacterial