determination of epidemiological relationships of streptococcus agalactiae isolated from bovine the present study 79 streptococcal cultures isolated from subclinical mastitis of 54 cows from seven dairy farms (a-g) in hesse, germany, were comparatively investigated using conventional and molecular methods. the isolates could be identified as streptococcus agalactiae, belonging to lancefield's serological group b by determination of cultural, biochemical and serological properties and by polymerase chain reaction (pcr)-mediated amplification of species-specific parts of the 16s ribosomal ...200313129612
comparative studies on group-b streptococci isolated from bovine milk samples in thuringia and this study, 133 streptococci of serological group b, which were isolated from bovine milk samples in thuringia and hesse, were serotyped and further characterized. serotyping of 99 group b streptococci from thuringia revealed mainly the antigen patterns iii, iv, iv/x and nt/x, and serotyping of the cultures from hesse revealed mainly the antigen patterns iv, iv/x and nt/c alpha. the occurrence of polysaccharide- and protein-type antigens appeared to be related to various other characteristics ...19958594856
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