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Amoebae-resisting bacteria isolated from human nasal swabs by amoebal coculture.
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PMID:  15109415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Amoebae feed on bacteria, and few bacteria can resist their microbicidal ability. Amoebal coculture could therefore be used to selectively grow these amoebae-resisting bacteria (ARB), which may be human pathogens. To isolate new ARB, we performed amoebal coculture from 444 nasal samples. We recovered 7 (1.6%) ARB from 444 nasal swabs, including 4 new species provisionally named Candidatus Roseomonas massiliae, C. Rhizobium massiliae, C. Chryseobacterium massiliae, and C. Amoebinatus massiliae. The remaining isolates were closely related to Methylobacterium extorquens, Bosea vestrii, and Achromobacter xylosoxidans. Thus, amoebal coculture allows the recovery of new bacterial species from heavily contaminated samples and might be a valuable approach for the recovery of as-yet unrecognized emerging pathogens from clinical specimens.
Gilbert Greub; Bernard La Scola; Didier Raoult
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emerging infectious diseases     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1080-6040     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerging Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-27     Completed Date:  2004-05-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508155     Medline TA:  Emerg Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  470-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France.
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MeSH Terms
Amoeba / classification,  isolation & purification,  microbiology*
Gram-Negative Bacteria / classification,  genetics,  isolation & purification*
Middle Aged
Nasal Mucosa / microbiology*

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