Studies on the Clostridium bovis sp. nov., the predominant species isolated from the feces of Holstein cattle

홀스타인 젖소의 분변에서 우세균종으로 분리되는 새로운 Clostridium bovis 에 관한 연구

  • Lee, Wan-kyu (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University)
  • Received : 1994.01.19
  • Published : 1994.01.31


Clotridium bovis sp. nov, is described on the basis of 5 strains isolated from the feces of Holstein cattle. The isolate are gram-positive, motile, strict anaerobic spore forming rods. They differ from all the validly described related species of the genus Clostridium in carbohydrate fermentation pattern, G+C mol% and DNA homologies. Acid is produced from arabinose, xylose, glucose, mannose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, maltose, cellobiose, lactose, trehalose, melibiose, raffinose, inulin and salicin. Major end products in PYFG broth are large amounts of butyric acid and lactic acid, and trace amounts of acetic and succinic acids. The G+C mol% of DNA from the type strain is 26 mol%. The type strain of Clostridium bovis is Catt $66^T$ strain.