Phenotypic and genotypic approach to characterize a Trueperella pecoris strain isolated from necrotic vestibulitis of a camel (Camelus dromedarius)
The present study was designed to characterize phenotypically and genotypically a Trueperella (T.) pecoris strain isolated from necrotic vestibulitis of a 10-year-old camel (Camelus dromedarius). The species identity of T. pecoris 203/7 investigated in the present study could be confirmed by phenotypic properties and by phylogenetic analyses based on partial sequencing of the 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene, the 16S-23S rDNA intergenic spacer region, the glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase encoding gene gap, elongation factor Tu encoding gene tuf and the target gene rpoB encoding the β-subunit of bacterial RNA polymerase. T. pecoris strain 203/7 was grouped within the genus Trueperella in the family Arcanobacteriaceae. The 16S rRNA gene analysis showed a sequence identity of 99·9% to reference strain T. pecoris DSM 111392T . The present isolate was clearly identified as T. pecoris, the most recently described species of the genus Trueperella. Strain T. pecoris 203/7 was isolated in moderate numbers from necrotic vestibulitis of the camel and could be of some importance for the infectious process. However, the investigated strain represents the first isolation of T. pecoris from a camel.