Characterization of Free Exopolysaccharides Secreted by Mycoplasma mycoides Subsp. mycoides

@inproceedings{Bertin2013CharacterizationOF,
  title={Characterization of Free Exopolysaccharides Secreted by Mycoplasma mycoides Subsp. mycoides},
  author={Clothilde Bertin and Corinne Pau-Roblot and Josiane Courtois and Lucia Manso-silvan and Francois Thiaucourt and Florence Tardy and Dominique Le Grand and François Poumarat and Patrice Gaurivaud},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia is a severe respiratory disease of cattle that is caused by a bacterium of the Mycoplasma genus, namely Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides (Mmm). In the absence of classical virulence determinants, the pathogenicity of Mmm is thought to rely on intrinsic metabolic functions and specific components of the outer cell surface. One of these latter, the capsular polysaccharide galactan has been notably demonstrated to play a role in Mmm persistence and… CONTINUE READING

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