Table 2

Detection of plasmids from ruminant mycoplasmas
Phylogenetic group Taxon nb of screened strains a strains with plasmidb
Hominis M. agalactiae 40 0
M. bovis 42 0
Subtotal 82 0
Spiroplasma M. mycoides subsp. capri 43 12
M. capricolum subsp. capricolum 41 15
M. leachii 10 1
M. yeatsii 16 7
M. cottewii 2 2
Subtotal 112 37
Total 194 37

(a) including the species type strain.

(b) as visualized on agarose gel after total DNA extraction by phenol/chloroform.

Breton et al.

Breton et al. BMC Microbiology 2012 12:257   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-257

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