MolliGen 4.0

MolliGen is a database dedicated to the comparative genomics and the genome engineering of bacteria belonging to the class Mollicutes. MolliGen provides tools for exploration and comparison of 408 genomes belonging to 163 species. Most genomes included in MolliGen are public genomes retrieved from databases such as EMBL or GenBank. A private access to store, analyze and compare your favorite unpublished genome in MolliGen is available upon request. As cutting-edge synthetic biology methods have been recently developed for a growing number of mollicute species, a specific module is now available in MolliGen to help designing genome engineering experiments.

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Mycoplasma bovis Infections: Occurrence, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Control, Including Prevention and Therapy

A special issue of Pathogens

Dear Colleagues,

Mycoplasma bovis is known as an etiological agent for many disorders in cattle, among which the most important are bronchopneumonia, mastitis, and arthritis. M. bovis infections are a serious economic and cattle health and welfare problem worldwide. M. bovis affects different age groups of cattle, and it can persist in a herd for very long period of time. Moreover, in vitro studies on M. bovis field isolates show increasing trends in antimicrobial resistance. Currently, no commercial vaccines against M. bovis are available in Europe, and only some autogenous vaccines are used in parts of Europe and the United States. The Special Issue will cover all aspects of M. bovis infections, such as pathogenesis, diagnosis and control, including therapy and prevention. The Special Issue will consist of reviews, as well as original manuscripts.  

Dr. Katarzyna Dudek
Dr. Ewelina Szacawa
Guest Editors

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Mollicutes: From Evolution To Pathogenesis

A Frontiers Research Topics

This Research Topic covers a broad range of topics and aims at gathering the latest development in mycoplasmology research, including but not limited to:
• Mollicutes evolution
• Mollicutes biology and genetics
• Functional and comparative genomics of Mollicutes
• Interactions between Mollicutes and their hosts (plants, insects, animals or humans)
• Mollicute virulence factors and pathogenesis
• New and emerging Mollicutes
• Mollicute diagnostic tools
• Study addressing Mollicitute antimicrobials and resistance
• Study addressing the control of Mollicute diseases

Topic Editors

Glenn Francis Browning The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Chih-Horng Kuo Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Florence TARDY Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire de l’Alimentation, de l’Environnement et du Travail (ANSES), Maisons-Alfort, France
Meghan May University of New England, Portland, United States
Christine Citti Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Paris, France