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Bacteria Collection: Haemophilus parainfluenzae

NCTC Number: NCTC 7857
Current Name: Haemophilus parainfluenzae
Original Strain Reference: Wound
Other Collection No: ATCC 33392; DSM 8978; WOUND
Previous Catalogue Name: Haemophilus parainfluenzae
Type Strain: Yes
Family: Pasteurellaceae
Hazard Group (ACDP): 2
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Conditions for growth on solid media: Chocolate blood agar, 24-48 hours, 37°C, requires carbon dioxide
Conditions for growth on liquid media: nutrient broth,37, facultative anaerobe
Isolated From: human, from septic finger
Whole Genome Sequence:
Annotated Genome:
Miscellaneous Sequence Data: >gb|AJ617792|DSM 8978|Haemophilus parainfluenzae partial gyrB gene for DNA gyrase subunitB.| ggataccgatgatgg...
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Ref #: 39176
Author(s): Roth,S.B.;Jalava,J.;Ruuskanen,O.;Ruohola,A.;Nikkari,S.
Journal: J Clin Microbiol
Title: Use of an oligonucleotide array for laboratory diagnosis of bacteria responsible for acute upper respiratory infections
Volume: 42
Page(s): 4268-74
Year: 2004
Keyword(s): Bacterial Infections/*diagnosis Base Sequence DNA Primers DNA Topoisomerases, Type I/genetics Humans Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis/*methods Oligonucleotide Probes Polymerase Chain Reaction Respiratory Tract Infections/*diagnosis Sensitivity and Specificity
Remarks: We developed a diagnostic array of oligonucleotide probes targeting species-specific variable regions of the genes encoding topoisomerases GyrB and ParE of respiratory bacterial pathogens. Suitable broad-range primer sequences were designed based on alignment of gyrB/parE sequences from nine different bacterial species. These species included Corynebacterium diphtheriae, Fusobacterium necrophorum, Haemophilus influenzae, Legionella pneumophila, Moraxella catarrhalis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Streptococcus pyogenes. Specific probe sequences were selected by comparative analysis against the European Bioinformatics Database, as well as gyrB/parE sequences generated for this study. To verify specificity, at least six initial oligonucleotide probe sequences per bacterial species were tested by hybridization on a solid glass support using culture collection strains as templates. Finally, three oligonucleotide probes per bacterial species were utilized to examine 65 middle ear fluid and 29 throat swab samples. The sensitivities of the developed assay compared to classic culture from middle ear fluid samples for H. influenzae, M. catarrhalis, and S. pneumoniae were 96 (93 for culture), 73 (93 for culture), and 100% (78% for culture), respectively. No cross-reactivity with bacterial species belonging to the normal oral flora was observed when the 29 throat swab samples were studied. The sensitivity of the assay to detect S. pyogenes from these samples was 93% (80% for culture). These results provide a proof of concept for the diagnostic use of microarray technology based on broad-range topoisomerase gene amplification, followed by hybridization and specific detection of bacterial species.
URL: 15365022
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 #: 5070
Author(s): Kilian,M.
Journal: J. Gen. Microbiol.
Title: A taxonomic study of the genus Haemophilus, with the proposal of a new species.
Volume: 93
Page(s): 9-62
Year: 1976
Ref #: 7016
Author(s): Busse,H.-J.;Bunka,S.;Hensel,A.;Lubitz,W.
Journal: Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol.
Title: Discrimination of members of the family Pasteurellaceae based on polyamine patterns.
Volume: 47
Page(s): 698-708
Year: 1997
Data: Type strain / A. B. Rosher, London in 1949 / Septic finger
Accession Date: 01/01/1949
Authority: Rivers 1922 (AL)
Depositor: ROSHER A B
Taxonomy: TaxLink: S1397 (Haemophilus parainfluenzae Rivers 1922) - Date of change: 5/02/2003
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