- International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
- Volume 33, Issue 3
f Mycoplasma mustelae, a New Species from Mink
- Authors: M. M. SALIH†, N. F. FRIIS, S. N. ARSECULERATNE‡, E. A. FREUNDT, C. CHRISTIANSEN
- First Published Online: 01 July 1983, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 33: 476-479, doi: 10.1099/00207713-33-3-476
- Subject: Original Papers Relating To Systematic Bacteriology
- Issue Published:
Five rapidly growing, glucose-fermenting Mycoplasma strains were isolated from the lungs of mink kits. Biochemical and serological studies revealed that these isolates were different from all of the currently accepted Mycoplasma species and serogroups. These strains appear to constitute a new species, for which we propose the name Mycoplasma mustelae. The type strain of M. mustelae is strain MX9, and this strain has been deposited in the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Animal Mycoplasmas, Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, as strain AMRC-C 1486, in the American Type Culture Collection, Rockville, Md., as strain ATCC 35214, and in the National Collection of Type Cultures, London, England, as strain NCTC 10193.
Present address: Veterinary Research Administration, El Amarat, Khartoum, Sudan.
Present address: Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Copyright © 1983 International Union of Microbiological Societies | Published by the Microbiology Society
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