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Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia and other pulmonary mycoplasmoses of sheep and goats.
Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) is now a well-defined disease that is caused by Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae. CCPP is infectious, contagious and fulfils the classic KochExpand
A competitive ELISA for the specific diagnosis of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP).
A competitive ELISA, using a specific monoclonal antibody, was designed to detect antibodies to Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides SC, the agent of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia. One monoclonalExpand
Host specificity of mollicutes oriC plasmids: functional analysis of replication origin.
The results suggest that the cis-elements present in oriC sequences are not the only determinants of this host specificity, and that the dnaA gene region represents the functional replication origin of the mollicute chromosomes. Expand
Diagnosis and control of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia.
The specific competition enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay has now been developed and should enable wide serological enquiries to determine the real prevalence of the disease. Expand
Phylogeny of the Mycoplasma mycoides cluster based on analysis of five conserved protein-coding sequences and possible implications for the taxonomy of the group.
A phylogenetic tree of the Mycoplasma mycoides cluster was inferred from a set of concatenated sequences from five housekeeping genes, which allowed us to assign phylogenetic positions to all members of the M. my coides cluster and related species and has proved the need to adjust the existing taxonomy. Expand
Mycoplasma leachii sp. nov. as a new species designation for Mycoplasma sp. bovine group 7 of Leach, and reclassification of Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides LC as a serovar of Mycoplasma mycoides
The Mycoplasma mycoides cluster consists of six pathogenic mycoplasmas causing disease in ruminants, which share many genotypic and phenotypic traits and the present paper proposes an emended taxonomy of this cluster, which will hereafter be composed of five taxa comprising three subclusters. Expand
A specific PCR for the identification of Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae, the causative agent of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP).
A specific polymerase chain reaction was developed for the surveillance of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia and it was validated on 14 M. capripneumoniae strains and 27 heterologous strains belonging to the "M. mycoides cluster". Expand
Multi-locus sequence analysis of mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae for the molecular epidemiology of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia
The presence of a distinct Asian cluster strongly indicates that CCPP was not recently imported to continental Asia and is more likely that the disease has been endemic in the area for a long time, as supported by historical clinical descriptions. Expand
Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia: A Reassessment of the Efficacy of Vaccines Used in Africa
A vaccine trial has been designed to reassess the real protection afforded by these vaccines in face of recently isolated pathogenic strains, and results call for additional research for vaccine development and careful planning of strategies in the fight against CBPP. Expand
Predicting the Minimal Translation Apparatus: Lessons from the Reductive Evolution of Mollicutes
This analysis showed that slightly different solutions for preserving a functional, albeit minimal, protein synthetizing machinery have emerged in these successive rounds of reductive evolution in Mollicutes, and has broad implications in guiding the reconstruction of a minimal cell by synthetic biology approaches. Expand