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Prototheca zopfii genotype 2--The causative agent of bovine protothecal mastitis
- Moller, A., Truyen, U., Roesler, U.
- Veterinary microbiology 2007 v.120 no.3-4 pp. 370-374
- Prototheca, genotype, bovine mastitis, microbial genetics, etiology, cows
- In order to clarify the epidemiology of bovine protothecal mastitis, 30 Prototheca zopfii mastitis isolates were genetically investigated. Based on the 18S rDNA, which allows a differentiation of the former species P. zopfii in two distinct P. zopfii genotypes and Prototheca blaschkeae sp. nov., newly developed genotype-specific PCR-assays as well as RFLP-assays were applied. All mastitis isolates investigated could be assigned to P. zopfii genotype 2 suggesting that this genotype is the aetiological agent of bovine Prototheca mastitis.