Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri


Alias: Mycoplasma mycoides capri, "Asterococcus mycoides subsp. capri" Edward 1953, Asterococcus mycoides subsp. capri, Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri (Edward 1953) Freundt 1955 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Manso-Silva

Top Publications

  1. Hajizadeh A, Ghaderi R, Ayling R. Species of Mycoplasma causing contagious agalactia in small ruminants in Northwest Iran. Vet Ital. 2018;54:205-210 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first report on the isolation and identification of Mp, Mmc and Mcc in infected small ruminant flocks in Iran. ..
  2. Gómez Martín A, Uc N, Vieira L, Gadea J, Cadenas J, Sánchez A, et al. Survival capacity of Mycoplasma agalactiae and Mycoplasma mycoides subsp capri in the diluted semen of goat bucks and their effects on sperm quality. Theriogenology. 2015;83:911-9 pubmed publisher
    ..As both bacteria were able to survive the conditions of ejaculates and semen doses, these findings suggest a risk of venereal transmission of contagious agalactia and support the use of mycoplasma-free semen samples for (AI). ..
  3. Antunes N, Assunção P, Poveda J, Tavío M. Mechanisms involved in quinolone resistance in Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri. Vet J. 2015;204:327-32 pubmed publisher
    ..The presence of an adenosine triphosphate-dependent efflux system was suggested through the use of the inhibitor orthovanadate. ..
  4. Cillara G, Manca M, Longheu C, Tola S. Discrimination between Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri and Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capricolum using PCR-RFLP and PCR. Vet J. 2015;205:421-3 pubmed publisher
    ..The results of this study showed that PCR-RFLP and PCR could be used in routine diagnosis for rapid and specific simultaneous discrimination of Mmc and Mcc. ..
  5. Aye R, Mwirigi M, Frey J, Pilo P, Jores J, Naessens J. Cyto-adherence of Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides to bovine lung epithelial cells. BMC Vet Res. 2015;11:27 pubmed publisher
    ..The data show that cyto-adherence of Mmm is species- and tissue- specific confirming its role in colonization of the target host and subsequent infection and development of CBPP. ..
  6. Tatay Dualde J, Prats van der Ham M, de la Fe C, Gómez Martín A, Paterna A, Corrales J, et al. Multilocus sequence typing of Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri to assess its genetic variability in a contagious agalactia endemic area. Vet Microbiol. 2016;191:60-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, it was also possible to detect genetic differences between Mmc strains coming from the same herd at the same sampling time, which may need to be taken into consideration when designing or arranging prophylactic strategies. ..
  7. Paterna A, Tatay Dualde J, Amores J, Prats van der Ham M, Sanchez A, de la Fe C, et al. In vitro assessment of the antimicrobial susceptibility of caprine isolates of Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri. Vet J. 2016;214:96-101 pubmed publisher
    ..The analysis of the genomic sequences revealed the presence of an amino acid substitution in codon 83 of the gene gyrA, which has not been described previously in Mmc. ..
  8. Labroussaa F, Lebaudy A, Baby V, Gourgues G, Matteau D, Vashee S, et al. Impact of donor-recipient phylogenetic distance on bacterial genome transplantation. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016;44:8501-11 pubmed publisher
    ..This work constitutes an important step toward understanding the cellular factors governing the GT process in order to better define and eventually extend the existing genome compatibility limit. ..
  9. Kama Kama F, Midiwo J, Ngángá J, Maina N, Schiek E, Omosa L, et al. Selected ethno-medicinal plants from Kenya with in vitro activity against major African livestock pathogens belonging to the "Mycoplasma mycoides cluster". J Ethnopharmacol. 2016;192:524-534 pubmed publisher
    ..Future work should focus on the isolation and identification of the active compounds from the plant extracts that showed interesting activities and evaluation of their antimicrobial and cytotoxic potential. ..

More Information


  1. Breton M, Tardy F, Dordet Frisoni E, Sagné E, Mick V, Renaudin J, et al. Distribution and diversity of mycoplasma plasmids: lessons from cryptic genetic elements. BMC Microbiol. 2012;12:257 pubmed publisher
    ..Evidence for the occurrence of frequent genetic recombination strongly suggests they are transmitted between species sharing a common host or niche. ..