Design, optimization, and application of a conventional PCR assay with an internal control for detection of 'Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis' 16S rDNA in domestic cats from Brazil.

@article{Santos2009DesignOA,
  title={Design, optimization, and application of a conventional PCR assay with an internal control for detection of 'Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis' 16S rDNA in domestic cats from Brazil.},
  author={Andrea Pires dos Santos and Joanne Belle Messick and Alexander Welker Biondo and Simone Tostes de Oliveira and Viviane Pedralli and Camila Serina Lasta and Luciana Almeida Lacerda and Vanessa Sinnott Esteves and Regina Hofmann-Lehmann and Barbara Willi and Felix Gonzalez},
  journal={Veterinary clinical pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={443-52}
}
BACKGROUND 'Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis' (CMtc) is a hemotrophic bacterial species that can, alone or in combination, induce anemia in cats. The diagnostic test of choice for hemoplasma infections is PCR. Conventional PCR assays have been developed for the detection of Mycoplasma haemofelis (Mhf) and 'Candidatus M. haemominutum' (CMhm) but not for CMtc… CONTINUE READING