Discovery of two novel bacterial species in Pavia

Two novel bacterial species were discovered in Pavia in the context of the European project SpARK “The rates and routes of transmission of multidrug resistant Klebsiella clones and genes into the clinic from environmental sources” (funded by JPIAMR). The project involves members from the Sassera Lab, as well as researchers from the Microbiology and Virology Unit of San Matteo Hospital, from the University of Milan, from University of Bath, from University of Oslo and from Institut Pasteur.

The two novel species, Klebsiella spallanzanii and Klebsiella pasteurii (dedicated to the renowned biologists Lazzaro Spallanzani and Louis Pasteur, respectively), are described in this article.

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