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Abstract

A novel small haemoplasma was detected following cytological examination of blood smears from a splenectomized dog with haemic neoplasia. The 16S rRNA and genes of the organism were partially sequenced and a phylogenetic tree constructed. The organism was most closely related to the small feline haemoplasma, ‘ Mycoplasma haemominutum’ (94 % 16S rRNA gene nucleotide sequence identity; 75 % ) and was only distantly related to (78 % 16S rRNA gene nucleotide sequence identity; 65 % ). As this organism has not been cultured , the candidate species name ‘ Mycoplasma haematoparvum’ is proposed.

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vol. , part 1, pp. 27 - 30

Phylogenetic tree showing the position of ' Mycoplasma haematoparvum' among haemotropic mycoplasmas and other mollicutes. served as the outgroup. Bootstrap percentages are given at the nodes of the tree and the scale bar shows the distance equivalent to 10 substitutions per 100 nucleotides. [PDF](15 KB)



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