The p40 * adhesin pseudogene of Mycoplasma bovis

Anne Thomas, Annick Linden, Jacques Mainil, Isabelle Dizier, Joel B. Baseman, Thirumalai R. Kannan, Bénédicte Fleury, Joachim Frey, Edy M. Vilei

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An analogue of the adhesin gene p40 of Mycoplasma agalactiae was found in Mycoplasma bovis. Nucleotide sequence analysis of the p40 * gene in M. bovis revealed the presence of a large deletion involving a frameshift that causes premature truncation of the translated protein, indicating that p40 * exists as a pseudogene in M. bovis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-217
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 9 2004


  • Adhesin
  • Evolution
  • Mycoplasma bovis
  • Pseudogene
  • p40 gene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • veterinary(all)


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