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Mycoplasma haemocanis – the canine hemoplasma and its feline counterpart in the genomic era

Overview of attention for article published in Veterinary Research, September 2012
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Title
Mycoplasma haemocanis – the canine hemoplasma and its feline counterpart in the genomic era
Published in
Veterinary Research, September 2012
DOI 10.1186/1297-9716-43-66
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Naíla C do Nascimento, Andrea P Santos, Ana MS Guimaraes, Phillip J SanMiguel, Joanne B Messick, do Nascimento NC, Santos AP, Guimaraes AM, Sanmiguel PJ, Messick JB

Abstract

Mycoplasma haemocanis is a hemotrophic mycoplasma (hemoplasma), blood pathogen that may cause acute disease in immunosuppressed or splenectomized dogs. The genome of the strain Illinois, isolated from blood of a naturally infected dog, has been entirely sequenced and annotated to gain a better understanding of the biology of M. haemocanis. Its single circular chromosome has 919 992 bp and a low G + C content (35%), representing a typical mycoplasmal genome. A gene-by-gene comparison against its feline counterpart, M. haemofelis, reveals a very similar composition and architecture with most of the genes having conserved synteny extending over their entire chromosomes and differing only by a small set of unique protein coding sequences. As in M. haemofelis, M. haemocanis metabolic pathways are reduced and apparently rely heavily on the nutrients afforded by its host environment. The presence of a major percentage of its genome dedicated to paralogous genes (63.7%) suggests that this bacterium might use antigenic variation as a mechanism to evade the host's immune system as also observed in M. haemofelis genome. Phylogenomic comparisons based on average nucleotide identity (ANI) and tetranucleotide signature suggest that these two pathogens are different species of mycoplasmas, with M. haemocanis infecting dogs and M. haemofelis infecting cats.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 54 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 22%
Professor 7 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 11%
Researcher 5 9%
Other 10 18%
Unknown 9 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 17 31%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 7%
Chemical Engineering 1 2%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 11 20%

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