Mycoplasmas under experimental antimicrobial selection: The unpredicted contribution of horizontal chromosomal transfer

Researchers from IHAP and their colleagues at ANSES and the University of Melbourne have demonstrated that some mycoplasmas have the capacity to exchange virtually any part of their genome via a form of sexual behavior. This was further shown to play a role in accelerating the acquisition of chromosomal mutations conferring antimicrobial resistance in ruminant, pathogenic Mycoplasmas. Faucher M., Nouvel […]

Mycoplasma Homonis

European Mycoplasma Conference 18-19 March 2019, London

  This ESCMID conference will bring together mycoplasma experts and young researchers to discuss topics including mycoplasmas of human and veterinary importance, antibiotic resistance, genomics, epidemiology & pathogenicity.  We look forward to seeing you at this memorable event. PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

A review of mycoplasma diagnostics in cattle

The article by Parker et al., published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine provides an overview of the development and use of different diagnostic methods to identify mycoplasma species relevant to cattle, with a particular focus on Mycoplasma bovis.     Alysia M. Parker, Paul A. Sheehy, Mark S. Hazelton, Katrina L. Bosward and […]

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IOM2018 – 22nd Congress of the International Organization for Mycoplasmology

The 22nd Congress of the International Organization for Mycoplasmology (IOM2018) will be held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire USA (July 9-12, 2018). The Congress will feature the latest research advances in clinical and veterinary mycoplasmology, synthetic biology, pathogenesis, and vaccine development. The program will also feature members of the National Academy of Sciences and key industry leaders […]

Mycoplasmology: the big issues

Some  of  the  most  important  diseases  of  livestock  are  caused  by  mycoplasmas. The article by Nicholas et al., published in Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Veterinary Science provides a comprehensive overview of some of the important issues in animal mycoplasmology: