Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020 Aug;70(8):4637-4645
Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.
Six strains were isolated from healthy black bears () in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, USA. Phylogenetic analysis based on complete genome, 16S rRNA, , , and genes, and MALDI-TOF-MS main spectral profiles revealed that the strains belonged to one species and showed the closest relatedness to members of the ' group' (SIG), which include , and . The strains were positive in SIG-specific and negative in individual species-specific PCR assays for the gene. Read More