Biochemical and serological study of two mycoplasma strains isolated from geese.

Z. Varga, L. Stipkovits, M. Dobos-Kovács, G. Czifra

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2 mycoplasma strains were isolated, one from the phallic lymph of a gander and the other from a cloacal swab of a laying goose. The strains proved to be different from mycoplasma species isolated from geese before. Strain No. 1223 is a glucose-negative and arginine-negative species belonging to the genus Mycoplasma. In the growth inhibition test, it fails to react with hyperimmune sera raised in rabbits against the presently known mycoplasma species of avian origin nor with sera produced against mammalian mycoplasma species sharing its biochemical properties. Strain No. 1225 belongs to the digitonin resistant Acholeplasmataceae family. It is glucose-positive and aesculin-positive. It is negative by all the other tests and fails to react with sera produced against the presently known acholeplasma species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-736
Number of pages4
JournalArchiv fur experimentelle Veterinarmedizin
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1989


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