Novel hemotropic Mycoplasma species in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).

@article{Maggi2013NovelHM,
  title={Novel hemotropic Mycoplasma species in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus).},
  author={Ricardo G Maggi and M. Colter Chitwood and Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf and Christopher S DePerno},
  journal={Comparative immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={607-11}
}
Globally, hemotropic Mycoplasma spp. are emerging or re-emerging zoonotic pathogens that affect livestock, wildlife, companion animals, and humans, potentially causing serious and economically important disease problems. Little is known about hemotropic Mycoplasma spp. prevalence, host-specificity, or route of transmission in most species, including wildlife. DNA amplification by PCR targeting the 16SrRNA and the RNaseP genes was used to establish the presence and prevalence of hemotropic… CONTINUE READING

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