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Mycoplasma agassizii sp., nov., isolated from the upper respiratory tract of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus).

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology

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DOI: 10.1099/00207713-51-2-413

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Biochemical, serological and molecular genetic studies were performed on seven mycoplasma isolates that were recovered from the upper respiratory tract of clinically ill desert tortoises. The isolates were serologically related to each other but serologically distinct from previously described species. Unique mycoplasma species-specific 16S rRNA nucleotide sequences were found in the proposed type strain. The name Mycoplasma agassizii is proposed for these isolates. The type strain is PS6T (=ATCC 700616T) which caused upper respiratory tract disease (URTD) in experimentally infected tortoises.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mycoplasma agassizii sp., nov., isolated from the upper respiratory tract of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus).
Series title:
International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
DOI:
10.1099/00207713-51-2-413
Volume
51
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
Society fo General Microbiology
Publisher location:
Reading, U.K.
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
6 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
First page:
413
Last page:
418
Number of Pages:
6