Virulence gene profiling and ompA sequence analysis of Pasteurella multocida and their correlation with host species

B. Ujvári, L. Makrai, T. Magyar

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Abstract

This study describes the prevalence of capsule biosynthesis genes, LPS genotypes, virulence associated genes and the analysis of the outer membrane protein (ompA)sequence of Pasteurella multocida isolates (n = 180)from different locations in Hungary, from various host species, including humans. When combining capsular types with LPS genotypes, eight capsule - LPS genotype combinations were detected. A: L3 was the most dominant in bovine and porcine isolates, A: L1 in feline and human isolates, while D: L3 was the most common among strains from small ruminants. The P. multocida toxin encoding gene toxA was highly prevalent among small ruminant and porcine strains, while in human, feline and bovine isolates it could not be detected. Combination of the tested virulence associated genes (hgbA, nanH, hgbB, tbpA, pfhA, hsf1, hsf2, tadD, ptfA)classified our P. multocida isolates into 13 different virulence gene profiles (VGPs). These VGPs showed an association with host species. Analysis of the ompA sequence data confirmed this distribution by host species, which may indicate that host adaptation is taking place. The typing scheme used in this study may be useful in epidemiological investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-195
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Volume233
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2019

Keywords

  • Molecular typing
  • ompA
  • Pasteurella multocida
  • Virulence-Associated genes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • veterinary(all)

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