|   | 
Author Nowlan, S.S.; Deibel, R.H.
Title Group Q streptococci. I. Ecology, serology, physiology, and relationship to established enterococci Type Journal Article
Year 1967 Publication Journal of Bacteriology Abbreviated Journal J Bacteriol
Volume 94 Issue 2 Pages 291-296
Keywords Animals; Antigens/analysis; Cattle; Dogs; Enterococcus faecalis/metabolism; Feces/microbiology; Horses; Humans; Poultry; Precipitin Tests; Rabbits; Sheep; *Streptococcus/immunology/isolation & purification/metabolism; Swine
Abstract The group Q streptococci possess unique serological and physiological characteristics which differentiate them from established enterococci. The group Q antigen was not demonstrable in all strains; however, all possessed the group D antigen. All group Q strains were physiologically similar regardless of whether or not they possessed the group Q antigen. These strains differed from the established enterococcal species, as they neither hydrolyzed arginine nor initiated growth in 1.0% methylene blue-milk. They also differed radically in the fermentation of various carbohydrates, especially the polyhydric sugar alcohols. The results indicate that the group Q streptococci constitute a unique taxonomic entity; the species designation Streptococcus avium sp. n. is suggested, owing to their characteristic occurrence in chicken fecal specimens.
Corporate Author Thesis
Publisher Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0021-9193 ISBN Medium
Area Expedition Conference
Notes PMID:4962699 Approved no
Call Number Equine Behaviour @ team @ Serial 2746
Permanent link to this record