Tracey, Alan


Candidatus Ornithobacterium hominis sp. nov.: insights gained from draft genomes obtained from nasopharyngeal swabs

Salter et al. (2018).
Ca. Ornithobacterium hominis
ABSTRACTCandidatus Ornithobacterium hominis sp. nov. represents a new member of the Flavobacteriaceae detected in 16S rRNA gene surveys from Southeast Asia, Africa and Australia. It frequently colonises the infant nasopharynx at high proportional abundance, and we demonstrate its presence in 42% of nasopharyngeal swabs from 12 month old children in the Maela refugee camp in Thailand. The species, a Gram negative bacillus, has not yet been cultured but the cells can be identified in mixed samples