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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology|
|State||Published - Jan 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics