Camels and Camelids

Streptomyces mutabilis ISOLATION FROM A DROMEDARY LUNG AND ITS HISTOPATHOLOGICAL LESIONS

Journal Edition: June 2012
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Published On: 03-09-2018 19:11

V. Akbarinejad1, A. Tavasoly2, M. Shojaei3, R. Kazempoor4, A. Barin1, S. Sattari Tabrizi1,F. Baghery2 and F. Moosakhani5
1Department of Clinical Sciences, 2Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Tehran, P. O. Box: 14155-6453, Tehran, Iran,
3Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Science and Research Branch,
Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran,
4Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran,
5Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Iran

ABSTRACT

An abattoir-harvested lung specimen of a 4-year-old dromedary was cultured. The obtained microorganism was assessed for its phenotypic and biochemical characteristics. The isolate was Gram-positive, rod-shaped, and non-acid fast. On sheep blood agar it displayed white and haemolytic colonies. It was catalase and CAMP positive, fermented glucose and xylose, hydrolysed urea and reduced nitrate. Genome DNA was isolated and purified, and 16S rRNA was amplified by PCR. The amplified isolate was sequenced and using the BLAST search tool from NCBI, the microorganism was recognised as Streptomyces mutabilis strain 13676F.
Key words: Camel lung, histopathology, Streptomyces mutabilis