Corrigendum to: Only a subset of C. canimorsus strains is dangerous for humans (Emerging Microbes and Infections, (2015), 4, (e48), 10.1038/emi.2015.48)

Francesco Renzi, Melanie Dol, Alice Raymackers, Pablo Manfredi, Guy Richard Cornelis

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The authors wish to correct an omission to the text. Since this paper described a new bacterial species (Capnocytophaga canis), it was meant to include a formal protolog of the proposed new species. The protolog that appears below will be inserted in the ‘RESULTS’ section as the last paragraph, before the ‘DISCUSSION’ section. Description ofCapnocytophaga canissp. nov.Capnocytophaga canis sp. nov. (Canis L. canis, gen. from dog) are gram-negative gliding bacteria isolated from dog mouth, growing on 5% sheep blood heart infusion agar plates at 37 °C in the presence of 5% CO2. They are catalase positive, cytochrome-oxidase negative and gentamicin resistant (20 μg/mL). 16S rDNA (accession number: GQ167580) of the type strain CcD38 (LMG 29146; DSM 101831) is 97.7% identical to the Capnocytophaga canimorsus type strain (ATCC 35979) and 97.5% identical to the Capnocytophaga cynodegmi type strain (ATCC 49044).8 Whole-genome comparisons between CcD38 (accession number: GCA_000827555) and C. canimorsus (ATCC 35979) (accession number: GCA_000827635) or C. cynodegmi (ATCC 49044) (accession number: GCA_000827655) reveal ANIs of 89.64% and 87.40%, respectively (Table 1), and computed DNA-DNA hybridizations (GGDC) were below 70% (same species limit), with probabilities of 5.18% and 1%, respectively (Table 2). Type strain CcD38 has a genomic G+C content of 35.59% (Supplementary Table S3) and has been isolated from the mouth of a healthy Swiss dog in 2008 (Supplementary Table S1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages1
JournalEmerging Microbes and Infections
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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