Mycoplasmas in the etiology of multifactorial respiratory disease.

  title={Mycoplasmas in the etiology of multifactorial respiratory disease.},
  author={Stanley H. Kleven},
  journal={Poultry science},
  volume={77 8},
The avian mycoplasmas pathogenic for commercial poultry, Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Mycoplasma synoviae in chickens and turkeys, and Mycoplasma meleagridis and Mycoplasma iowae in turkeys are egg-transmitted infections and exhibit wide variations in clinical manifestations. Mycoplasma gallisepticum strains vary widely in virulence, tissue tropism, and antigenic makeup and have the ability to alter the expression of major surface antigenic proteins. Although less well studied, strains of M… CONTINUE READING


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