Extremely high frequency of common flagellar antigens between Bacillus thuringiensis and Bacillus cereus

Noriko Shisa, Naoya Wasano, Akira Ohgushi, Dong Hyun Lee, Michio Ohba

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Abstract

Bacillus cereus isolates, recovered from natural environments of Japan, were examined for their flagellar (H) antigenicities with the reference H antisera against Bacillus thuringiensis serotypes H1-H55. Of 236 B. cereus isolates tested, 165 (70%) were agglutinated with the reference antisera available. The frequencies of seropositive isolates were: 77% in soils, 68% on phylloplanes, and 60% in animal fecal populations. Among the 45 H serogroups detected, the serovar shandongiensis (H22) was the predominant, followed by the serovars entomocidus (H6), indiana (H16), pakistani (H13), and neoleonensis (H24ab). These five H serovars were commonly distributed in the three populations from different sources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalFEMS microbiology letters
Volume213
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 16 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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