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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


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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