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    Genetic variability and prevalence of Bartonella henselae in cats in Berlin, Germany, and analysis of its genetic relatedness to a strain from Berlin that is pathogenic for humans (2001)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Arvand, M
    Klose, A J
    Schwartz-Porsche, D
    Hahn, H
    Wendt, C
    Quelle
    Journal of clinical microbiology; 39(2) — S. 743–746
    ISSN: 0095-1137
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Verweise
    Pubmed: 11158141
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    Klinik für kleine Haustiere

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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Nineteen Bartonella henselae strains and one Bartonella clarridgeiae strain were isolated from blood samples of 97 pet cats and 96 stray cats from Berlin, Germany, indicating prevalence rates of 1 and 18.7%, respectively, for B. henselae and 0 and 1%, respectively, for B. clarridgeiae. Eighteen of 19 B. henselae isolates corresponded to 16S rRNA type II. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis revealed seven different PFGE types among the feline B. henselae strains. Interestingly, all feline isolates displayed low genetic relatedness to B. henselae strain Berlin-1, which is pathogenic for humans.