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Isolation of Laribacter hongkongensis from Little Egrets (Egretta garzetta) in Hangzhou, China

Ni, X. et al.

Letters in applied microbiology : an associated publication of Journal of applied bacteriology. VOL 52; NUMBER 5, ; 2011, 465-467 -- Blackwell Publishing Ltd -- 2011

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  • Title:
    Isolation of Laribacter hongkongensis from Little Egrets (Egretta garzetta) in Hangzhou, China
  • Author: Ni, X.;
    Sun, J.;
    Kong, Q.;
    Kong, F.;
    Brown, M.;
    Shen, L.;
    Cha, J.;
    Xiang, H.;
    Xu, H.;
    Jin, H.
  • Found In: Letters in applied microbiology : an associated publication of Journal of applied bacteriology. VOL 52; NUMBER 5, ; 2011, 465-467
  • Journal Title: Letters in applied microbiology : an associated publication of Journal of applied bacteriology.
  • Subjects: Chemical Engineering and Technology; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Environment; LCC: QR1; Dewey: 660.62
  • Publication Details: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Language: English
  • Abstract: Abstract Aims:- Laribacter hongkongensis is well adapted to diverse freshwater environments and is associated with human community-acquired gastroenteritis and traveller-s diarrhoea. The study intended to investigate whether L.hongkongensis could be detected in Little Egrets (Egretta garzetta, a widespread aquatic bird) in Hangzhou, China. Methods and Results:- A total of 176 faecal specimens from three habitats in Hangzhou were obtained for this study. L.hongkongensis was isolated from 12 (68%) specimens. Identification of the 12 L.hongkongensis isolates was achieved through a combination of phenotypic characterization and 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Conclusions:- The results illustrate that L.hongkongensis is present in the faeces of Little Egrets from three different habitats in Hangzhou, China. Significance and Impact of the Study:- This study suggests the possibility that Little Egrets serve as mechanical carriers of L.hongkongensis, thus potentially transmitting the organism between bodies of water.
  • Identifier: Journal ISSN: 0266-8254
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Accrual Information: Monthly
  • Shelfmark(s): 5185.126700
  • UIN: ETOCRN293053222

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