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Bacteria Collection: Neisseria meningitidis

NCTC Number: NCTC 10025
Current Name: Neisseria meningitidis
Original Strain Reference: M 1027
Other Collection No: ATCC 13077; DSM 10036; M 1027
Previous Catalogue Name: Neisseria meningitidis
Type Strain: Yes
Family: Neisseriaceae
Hazard Group (ACDP): 2
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Antigenic Properties: serovar group a
Conditions for growth on solid media: chocolate blood agar,37, aerobic
Conditions for growth on liquid media: nutrient broth,37, aerobic
Isolated From: human, cerebrospinal fluid
16S rRNA Gene Sequence: >gb|X74900|NCTC 10025 T|N.meningitideis gene for 16S rRNA.| atgctttacacatgc... >gb|AJ247244|DSM 10036|Neisseria meningitidis 16S rRNA gene, partial.| catgcaagtcggacg...
23S rRNA Gene Sequence: >gb|AJ228767|DSM 10036|Neisseria meningitidis 23S rRNA gene, partial.| tgtacttgattcaaa...
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Ref #: 11987
Author(s): Enright,M.C.;Carter,P.E.;MacLean,I.A.;McKenzie,H.
Journal: Int J Syst Bacteriol
Title: Phylogenetic relationships between some members of the genera Neisseria, Acinetobacter, Moraxella, and Kingella based on partial 16S ribosomal DNA sequence analysis
Volume: 44
Page(s): 387-91
Year: 1994
Keyword(s): GENBANK/X74893 GENBANK/X74894 GENBANK/X74895 GENBANK/X74896 GENBANK/X74897 GENBANK/X74898 GENBANK/X74899 GENBANK/X74900 GENBANK/X74901 GENBANK/X74902 GENBANK/X74903 Acinetobacter/classification/genetics Base Sequence Comparative Study DNA Primers/genetics DNA, Bacterial/*genetics DNA, Ribosomal/*genetics Kingella/classification/genetics Molecular Sequence Data Moraxella/classification/genetics Neisseria/classification/genetics Neisseriaceae/*classification/*genetics Phylogeny RNA, Bacterial/genetics RNA, Ribosomal, 16S/genetics Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid Species Specificity Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Remarks: We obtained 16S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) sequence data for strains belonging to 11 species of Proteobacteria, including the type strains of Kingella kingae, Neisseria lactamica, Neisseria meningitidis, Moraxella lacunata subsp. lacunata, [Neisseria] ovis, Moraxella catarrhalis, Moraxella osloensis, [Moraxella] phenylpyruvica, and Acinetobacter lwoffii, as well as strains of Neisseria subflava and Acinetobacter calcoaceticus. The data in a distance matrix constructed by comparing the sequences supported the proposal that the genera Acinetobacter and Moraxella and [N.] ovis should be excluded from the family Neisseriaceae. Our results are consistent with hybridization data which suggest that these excluded taxa should be part of a new family, the Moraxellaceae. The strains that we studied can be divided into the following five groups: (i) M. lacunata subsp. lacunata, [N.] ovis, and M. catarrhalis; (ii) M. osloensis; (iii) [M.] phenylpyruvica; (iv) A. calcoaceticus and A. lwoffii; and (v) N. meningitidis, N. subflava, N. lactamica, and K. kingae. We agree with the previous proposal that [N.] ovis should be renamed Moraxella ovis, as this organism is closely related to Moraxella species and not to Neisseria species. The generically misnamed taxon [M.] phenylpyruvica belongs to the proposed family Moraxellaceae, but it is sufficiently different to warrant exclusion from the genus Moraxella. Further work needs to be done to investigate genetically similar species, such as Psychrobacter immobilis, before the true generic position of this organism can be determined. Automated 16S rDNA sequencing with the PCR allows workers to accurately determine phylogenetic relationships between groups of organisms.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
URL: 94347600
Ref #: 1300
Author(s): Skerman,V.B.D.;McGowan,V.;Sneath,P.H.A.(ed)
Journal: Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.
Title: Approved Lists of Bacterial Names.
Volume: 30
Page(s): 225-420
Year: 1980
Ref #: 4900
Author(s): Rossau,R.;Vandenbussche,G.;Thielemans,S.;Segers,P.;Grosch,H.;Göthe,E.;Mannheim,W.;DeLey,J.
Journal: Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.
Title: Ribosomal ribonucleic acid cistron similarities and deoxyribonucleic acid homologies of Neisseria, Kingella, Eikenella, Simonsiella, Alysiella, and Centers for Disease Control groups EF-4 and M-5 in the emended family Neisseriaceae.
Volume: 39
Page(s): 185-198
Year: 1989
Ref #: 6013
Author(s): EditorialSecretary(fortheJudicialCommissionoftheInternationalCommitteeonNomenclatureofBacteria)
Journal: Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.
Title: Conservation of the specific epithet meningitidis in the science name of the Meningococcus.
Volume: 20
Page(s): 13-14
Year: 1970
Ref #: 6014
Journal: Int. Bull. Bacteriol. Nomencl. Taxon.
Volume: 8
Page(s): 8
Year: 1958
Data: (ATCC 13077) Type strain / S. E. Branham, NIH Maryland in 1967 / C. P. Miller, Chicago in 1937 / Cerebrospinal fluid, Chicago / Designated reference strain for Group A / Branham, S. E. (1958) Int. Bull. bact. Nomencl. Taxon. 8, 1
Accession Date: 01/01/1967
Authority: (Albrecht and Ghon 1901) Murray 1929 (AL)
Depositor: BRANHAM S E
Taxonomy: TaxLink: S2106 (Neisseria meningitidis (Albrecht and Ghon 1901) Murray 1929) - Date of change: 5/02/2003
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