Mycoplasma capricolum

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Mycoplasma capricolum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Mollicutes
Order: Mycoplasmatales
Family: Mycoplasmataceae
Genus: Mycoplasma
Species: M. capricolum
Binomial name
Mycoplasma capricolum

Mycoplasma capricolum is a species of Mycoplasma bacteria. It is primarily a pathogen of goats, but has also been found in sheep and cows.[1]

It causes a disease in goats called contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP).[2]


Further reading[edit]

Lartigue, Carole; Lebaudy, Anne; El Yacoubi, Basma; Rose, Simon; Grosjean, Henri; Blanchard, Alain; Douthwaite, Stephen (17 June 2014). "The flavoprotein Mcap0476 (RlmFO) catalyzes m5U1939 modification in Mycoplasma capricolum 23S rRNA". Nucleic Acids Research. 42 (12): 8073–8082. doi:10.1093/nar/gku518. 

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