|Etymology:||Genus name: fungus shaped.|
Species epithet: of the ox.
|Type Strain:||Donetta = ATCC 25523 = NCTC 10131.|
||Forms small and very typical umbonated colonies ("fried egg appearance"), which can be observed in a microscope.|
|Micromorphology:||Very small and pleomorphic|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-, but is normally not gram stained because the cells will then be fragmented.|
|Metabolism:||Facultatively anaerobic. Does not ferment glucose and does not hydrolyze arginine. M. bovis utilizes organic acids och alcohols as energy sources.|
|Other Enzymes:||Urease -|
|Spec. Char.:||Lacks a cell wall.|
|Disease:||Pneumonia (primarily in calves), mastitis, arthritis
|Clinical Picture:||Mastitis caused by M. bovis can be subclinical or very severe. It is often associated with loss of milk production and purulent or serous udder exudate.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 125 species have been described within the genus Mycoplasma. M. bovis belongs to the hominis group and is very closely related to M. agalactiae.|
|Comment:||Note that the mycoplasmas have recently been transferred to a new phylum, Tenericutes.|
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For a long time, Rhodococcus hoagii was referred to Rhodococcus equi on VetBact, because we experienced some resistance to the name that is now considered to be the correct one, i.e. Rhodococcus hoagii. Now you can find the bacterium in question under the correct name in VetBact, but you can also find the bacterium when searching for the old name.Published 2021-10-10. Read more...