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Mycoplasma agassizii Brown et al. (ATCC® 700616)

Strain Designations: PS6 [CCUG 53180]  /  Type Strain: yes  /  Biosafety Level: 2

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Strain Designations PS6 [CCUG 53180]
Choana of a desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, with upper respiratory tract disease, 1991
Biosafety Level 2

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Product Format freeze-dried
Preceptrol® no
Type Strain yes (type strain)
Causes upper respiratory disease in the Desert Tortoise, Gopherus agassizii
Referred to as the type strain
Medium ATCC® Medium 2611: Spiroplasma medium
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 30.0°C
Atmosphere: broth: aerobic; agar: 5% CO2 (candle jar)
Name of Depositor MB Brown
Choana of a desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, with upper respiratory tract disease, 1991
Year of Origin 1991

Brown MB, et al. Mycoplasma agassizii causes upper respiratory tract disease in the desert tortoise. Infect. Immun. 62: 4580-4586, 1994. PubMed: 7927724

Brown DR, et al. Taxonomic analysis of the tortoise mycoplasmas Mycoplasma agassizii and Mycoplasma testudinis by 16S rRNA gene sequence comparison. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 45: 348-350, 1995.

Brown MB, et al. Mycoplasma agassizii sp. nov., isolated from the upper respiratory tract of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 51: 413-418, 2001. PubMed: 11321087

type strain

Mary B Brown, personal communication

type strain

Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : MAU09786 Mycoplasma agassizii 16S rRNA gene, partial sequence

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