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Atypical mycoplasmas from sheep in Great Britain and Australia identified as Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae
  1. RH Leach,
  2. GS Cottew,
  3. BE Andrews and
  4. DG Powell

Abstract

Representative strains of "lacy-colony" mycoplasmas isolated from sheep in Great Britain and Victoria (Australia) were classified as M ovipneumoniae following comparison with strain Y98 of this species. The taxonomic description of M ovipneumoniae is extended and Y98 is proposed as the type strain. A brief description is given of the isolation of M ovipneumoniae from sheep in East Anglia.

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