|Taxonomy Citation ID||Reference|
( 1999 )
Brevibacterium avium sp. nov., isolated from poultry.
PMID : 10555333 DOI : 10.1099/00207713-49-4-1527
Two strains of a Brevibacterium-like bacterium originating from bumble-foot lesions of domestic fowls were subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic study. The phenotypic characteristics of the bacterium were consistent with its assignment to the genus Brevibacterium although comparative 16S rRNA gene sequencing showed that the organism represents a distinct subline within the genus. Chromosomal DNA-DNA pairing studies confirmed that the unidentified bacterium was genomically distinct and worthy of separate species status. Based on the phenotypic and genotypic distinctiveness of the bacterium from poultry, a new species, Brevibacterium avium, is proposed. The type strain of Brevibacterium avium is NCIMB 703055T.