Mycoplasma alligatoris sp. nov., from American alligators

D. R. Brown, J. M. Farley, L. A. Zacher, J. M R Carlton, T. L. Clippinger, J. G. Tully, M. B. Brown

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Mycoplasmas were isolated from multiple tissues of diseased American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis). This paper presents biochemical, serological and molecular genetic characterizations of a lethal pathogen of alligators for which the name Mycoplasma alligatoris sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is A21JP2T (ATCC 700619T).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-424
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


  • Alligator
  • Crocodilian
  • Mycoplasma
  • Reptile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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