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is a Gram-positive rod occasionally recovered from clinical infections which, according to 16S rRNA gene sequencing, is most closely related (>99 % sequence similarity) to . The two species are very similar biochemically, commonly differentiated by a single test, the detection of urease, where strains of are described as being urease-non-producing and strains of are described as urease-producing. In this study, historical and contemporary strains of and from this laboratory were definitively characterized, which included use of sequencing. Urease-producing strains of as well as typical urease-non-producing isolates were identified after sequencing, with six of these being originally identified as . Based on these observations, we propose emendation of the description of to include strains which produce urease. MALDI-TOF analysis may be a useful tool to differentiate these taxa. Existing commercial databases should be updated to include urease-positive strains of .

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