First isolation of Arcanobacterium pinnipediorum from a grey seal pup (Halichoerus grypus) in the UK

Mazen Alssahen*, Geoffrey Foster, Abdulwahed Ahmed Hassan, Jörg Rau, Christoph Lämmler, Ellen Prenger-Berninghoff, Tobias Eisenberg, Mathew Robinson, Amir Abdulmawjood

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Abstract

In the present study, a single Arcanobacterium (A.) pinnipediorum strain isolated from discharge of a jaw swelling of a grey seal pup (Halichoerus grypus) in England, UK, was identified. This strain was further characterized by phenotypical investigations, by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), and genotypically by sequencing the 16S rRNA gene and the genes gap encoding glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase, tuf encoding elongation factor tu, and rpoB encoding the β subunit of bacterial RNA polymerase. The present study gives a first detailed characterization of the species A. pinnipediorum from a grey seal in the UK. However, the route of infection of the grey seal with the bacterial pathogen remains unclear.

Original languageEnglish
JournalFolia Microbiologica
Early online date26 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusFirst published - 26 Nov 2021

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