Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides and Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae

Authored by: F. Thiaucourt , L. Manso-Silván

Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466553965
eBook ISBN: 9781466553989
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Two mycoplasmas belonging to the so-called “mycoides cluster,” Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides “small colony” (MmmSC) and Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae (Mccp), are responsible for causing contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) and contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP), respectively. These organisms induce acute or subacute disease in ruminants characterized by unilateral serofibrinous pleuropneumonia with severe pleural effusion.

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