Mycoplasma agalactiae: The Sole Cause of Classical Contagious Agalactia?

A recent commentary by Migliore at al. (2021) recommends that contagious agalactia (CA) should only be diagnosed and confirmed when M. agalactiae is detected either by isolation or molecular methods. The other three mycoplasmas classically associated with CA (M. mycoides subsp. capri, M. capricolum subsp. capricolum and M. putrefaciens) should removed from the OIE Manual […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]