Widespread infection with hemotropic mycoplasmas in bats in Spain, including a hemoplasma closely related to "Candidatus Mycoplasma hemohominis"

Javier Millán, Marc López-Roig, Verónica Delicado, Jordi Serra-Cobo, Fernando Esperón

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Resumen

Molecular analyses of blood samples revealed infection with hemoplasmas in 97% of 31 cave bats captured in three caves in North-Eastern Spain. The characterization of 1250. bp of the 16S rRNA gene in 29 of the positive bats identified two different groups of sequences. Twenty-two Schreibers' bats (Miniopterus schreibersii) and one long-eared bat (Myotis capaccinii) shared one group, composed of seven closely related sequences. These sequences showed an identity of about 97% with ". Candidatus Mycoplasma hemohominis" and the phylogenetic branch including bat and human sequences showed a 100% bootstrap value, supporting a close phylogenetic relationship between these hemoplasmas. The second group, representing a potentially novel species, was composed of a single sequence shared by six Schreibers' bats that had 91% identity with the recently reported hemoplasma from little brown bats in North America. Large bat aggregations in roosting caves probably benefits intra and inter-species transmission explaining the high observed prevalence.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)9-12
Número de páginas4
PublicaciónComparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volumen39
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene 2015

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Inmulogía y alergología
  • Microbiología
  • Inmunología
  • Veterinaria (todo)
  • Enfermedades infecciosas

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