Kinetics of substrate oxidation and hydrogen peroxide production by Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides Large Colony (LC) type and Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri
Shahram, Masoud, Nicholas, Robin, Miles, Roger (Roger J.), Wood, Ann P. and Kelly, Donovan P. . (2009) Kinetics of substrate oxidation and hydrogen peroxide production by Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides Large Colony (LC) type and Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri. Research in Veterinary Science, Vol.87 (No.3). pp. 364-366. ISSN 0034-5288
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Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides Large Colony (LC) type is a pathogen of goats causing contagious agalactia and respiratory disease, found on all continents where small ruminants are kept. It shares close genetic characteristics with M. mycoides subsp. capri. Substrate oxidation by 22 strains of M. mycoides subsp. mycoides LC from nine countries was compared with that of eight strains of M. mycoides subsp. capri from five countries. There was considerable similarity in the substrates used, but substrate saturation coefficients (Ks) varied for different substrates. Substrate utilization patterns and Ks values did not (1) significantly differentiate the LC strains from each other, (2) show any correlation with geographical origin, or (3) distinguish the LC strains from the capri strains. These results support previous studies justifying the reclassification of these subspecies as a single species.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QR Microbiology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Biological Sciences ( -2010)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Mycoplasma -- Research, Mycoplasma diseases in animals, Goats -- Diseases, Oxidation, Physiological, Hydrogen peroxide|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Research in Veterinary Science|
|Official Date:||December 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 364-366|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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