Ratnapura Wumalasena 1970
The strain was isolated during the period 1965-1966 from a patient in the Ratnapura district of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). The strain is mentioned in the Fifth Information Exchange in Leptospirosis (1968) by Chernukha et al..
The strain was described by Kokovin and Chernukha (1970), who proposed the serovar name ratnapura, with ref. strain Wumalasena.
It should be noted that according to the current criteria that define a separate serovar (TSC 1987), the serovars Grippotyphosa, Ratnapura, Valbuzzi and Muelleri actually consist of a single serovar (Hartskeerl et al., 2004).
* Kokovin I.L., Chernukha Y.P. Serologicheskaya klasifikatsia leptospir gruppy Grippothyphosa. Novij serotyp ratnapura (Serological classification of leptospirae of Grippotyphosa serogroups. A new serological type ratnapura). J. Microbiol. (Moscow), no. 10, 1970, 102-105.
* Hartskeerl RA, Goris MGA, Brem S, Meyer P, Kopp H, Gerhards H, Wollanke B. Classification of Leptospira from the eyes of horses suffering from recurrent uveitis. J Vet Med; Series B 51, 2004, 110-115.
* TSC. International Committee on Systematic Bacteriology, Subcommittee on the Taxonomy of Leptospira: Minutes of the Meeting, 5 and 6 September 1986, Manchester, UK. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 37, 1987, 472-473.
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