Cross-hybridization between the cytadhesin genes of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Mycoplasma genitalium and genomic DNA of Mycoplasma gallisepticum

Shatha F. Dallo, Joel B. Baseman

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Abstract

Immunological cross-reactivity was observed between the cytadhesin proteins of Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Mycoplasma genitalium and a 155 kDa protein of Mycoplasma gallisepticum. Furthermore, the cytadhesin genes of M. pneumoniae and M. genitalium were used to demonstrate homology with M. gallisepticum genomic DNA under low stringency conditions suggesting that a family of adhesin-related genes exists among these pathogenic mycoplasmas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-375
Number of pages5
JournalMicrobial Pathogenesis
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1990

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Keywords

  • cross-hybridization
  • cytadhesin gene
  • mycoplasma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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