'Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum', a novel small haemotropic mycoplasma from a dog

Jane E Sykes, Louise M. Ball, Nathan L. Bailiff, Michael M. Fry

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Abstract

A novel small haemoplasma was detected following cytological examination of blood smears from a splenectomized dog with haemic neoplasia. The 16S RNA and rnpB genes of the organism were partially sequenced and a phylogenetic tree constructed. The organism was most closely related to the small feline haemoplasma, 'Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum' (94% 16S rRNA gene nucleotide sequence identity; 75% rnpB) and was only distantly related to Mycoplasma haemocanis (78% 16S rRNA gene nucleotide sequence identity; 65% rnpB). As this organism has not been cultured in vitro, the candidate species name 'Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum' is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Immunology

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