Willi, Barbara


Phylogenetic Analysis of “CandidatusMycoplasma turicensis” Isolates from Pet Cats in the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa, with Analysis of Risk Factors for Infection

Willi et al. (2006). Journal of Clinical Microbiology 44 (12)
Ca. Mycoplasma turicensis
ABSTRACTTwo hemotropic mycoplasmas have been recognized in cats,Mycoplasma haemofelisand “CandidatusMycoplasma haemominutum.” We recently described a third feline hemoplasma species, designated “CandidatusMycoplasma turicensis,” in a Swiss cat with hemolytic anemia. This isolate induced anemia after experimental transmission to two specific-pathogen-free cats and analysis of the 16S rRNA gene revealed its close relationship to rodent hemotropic mycoplasmas. The agent was recently shown to be pre