Serotypes and DNA fingerprint profiles of Pasteurella multocida isolated from raptors

Avian Diseases
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Pasteurella multocida isolates from 21 raptors were examined by DNA fingerprint profile and serotyping methods. Isolates were obtained from noncaptive birds of prey found in 11 states from November 28, 1979, through February 10, 1993. Nine isolates were from bald eagles, and the remaining isolates were from hawks, falcons, and owls. Seven isolates were members of capsule group A, and 14 were nonencapsulated. One isolate was identified as somatic type 3, and another was type 3,4,7; both had unique HhaI DNA fingerprint profiles. Nineteen isolates expressed somatic type 1 antigen; HhaI profiles of all type 1 isolates were identical to each other and to the HhaI profile of the reference somatic type 1, strain X-73. The 19 type 1 isolates were differentiated by sequential digestion of DNA with HpaII; four HpaII fingerprint profiles were obtained. The HpaII profile of one isolate was identical to the HpaII profile of strain X-73. Incidence of P. multocida somatic type 1 in raptors suggests that this type may be prevalent in other wildlife or wildlife environments.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Serotypes and DNA fingerprint profiles of Pasteurella multocida isolated from raptors
Series title Avian Diseases
DOI 10.2307/1591987
Volume 39
Issue 1
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher American Association of Avian Pathologists
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description 6 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Avian Diseases
First page 94
Last page 99
Country United States
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