Phenotypic characterisation of Pasteurella multocida isolates from Australian poultry

Fegan, N., Blackall, P. J. and Pahoff, J. L. (1995) Phenotypic characterisation of Pasteurella multocida isolates from Australian poultry. Veterinary Microbiology, 47 3-4: 281-286. doi:10.1016/0378-1135(95)00119-0


Author Fegan, N.
Blackall, P. J.
Pahoff, J. L.
Title Phenotypic characterisation of Pasteurella multocida isolates from Australian poultry
Journal name Veterinary Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0378-1135
1873-2542
Publication date 1995-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0378-1135(95)00119-0
Volume 47
Issue 3-4
Start page 281
End page 286
Total pages 6
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract A phenotypic characterisation of 110 isolates of bacteria previously identified as Pasteurella multocida was performed. Reference strains of many of the currently recognised species within the genus Pasteurella were included in the study. All the isolates had been obtained from Australian poultry - 67 from chickens, 42 from turkeys and one from a duck. Ten different biochemical biovars were recognised amongst the isolates. Four of these biovars, representing 91 isolates, were identified as P. multocida subsp. multocida. One biovar, consisting of one isolate, was identified as P. multocida subsp. septica and another biovar, consisting of five isolates, as P. multocida subsp. gallicida. Two further biovars were tentatively identified as ornithine decarboxylase negative P. multocida subsp. multocida (five isolates) and maltose positive P. multocida subsp. septica (one isolate). The final two biovars, consisting of five and two isolates each, could not be assigned to any of the currently recognised subspecies of P. multocida.
Keyword Pasteurella multocida
Poultry
Phenotype
Characterisation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
 
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