'Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum', a low virulence epierythrocytic parasite of cats

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Abstract

The phylogenetic position and some taxonomically relevant characteristics of a small, low-virulence bacterial parasite of cats are described. A 16S rDNA analysis revealed that the organism was in the Mycoplasma clade and was most closely related to a parasite of pigs previously designated Eperythrozoon suis. As the organism has not been cultured in vitro and is maintained in serial passage in cats in vivo, Candidatus status is proposed for this novel taxon as 'Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)815-817
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Volume51
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

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Keywords

  • 'Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum'
  • Feline infectious anaemia
  • Haemobartonella felis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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