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Real-time PCR-based prevalence study, infection follow-up and molecular characterization of canine hemotropic mycoplasmas.
Hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas) have been reported in several mammalian species including dogs. Infections may lead to hemolytic anemia, but investigations in the dog had been hampered by theExpand
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From Haemobartonella to hemoplasma: molecular methods provide new insights.
Hemotropic mycoplasmas (aka hemoplasmas) are the causative agents of infectious anemia in numerous mammalian species. Originally known as Haemobartonella and Eperythrozoon species, these organismsExpand
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Molecular Investigations of Rickettsia helvetica Infection in Dogs, Foxes, Humans, and Ixodes Ticks
ABSTRACT Rickettsia helvetica, a tick-borne member of the spotted-fever-group rickettsiae, is a suspected pathogen in humans; however, its role in animals is unknown. The aims of this study were toExpand
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Real-Time PCR Investigation of Potential Vectors, Reservoirs, and Shedding Patterns of Feline Hemotropic Mycoplasmas
ABSTRACT Three hemotropic mycoplasmas have been identified in pet cats: Mycoplasma haemofelis, “Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum,” and “Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis.” The way in which theseExpand
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In vivo transmission studies of ‘Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis’ in the domestic cat
The natural transmission routes of the three feline haemotropic mycoplasmas – Mycoplasma haemofelis, ‘Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum’, and ‘Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis’ (CMt) – are largelyExpand
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Development and Application of a Universal Hemoplasma Screening Assay Based on the SYBR Green PCR Principle
ABSTRACT Hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas) are the causative agents of infectious anemia in several mammalian species. Their zoonotic potential has recently been substantiated by theExpand
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Haemotropic mycoplasmas of cats and dogs: transmission, diagnosis, prevalence and importance in Europe.
Haemotropic mycoplasmas (or haemoplasmas) are the causative agents of infectious anaemia in many mammalian species. They were previously known as Haemobartonella and Eperythrozoon species. TheExpand
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Haemotrophic mycoplasmas in South American camelids in Switzerland
The red blood cell parasite 'Candidatus Mycoplasma haemolamae', formerly Eperythrozoon, is known to be widespread in South American camelids in the USA, causing anaemia in affected animals. Up toExpand
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