Eperythrozoon


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Eperythrozoon

[‚ep·ə‚rith·rə′zō·ən]
(microbiology)
A genus of the family Anaplasmataceae; rings and coccoids occur on erythrocytes and in the plasma of various vertebrates.
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Two distinct species have been identified in cattle, namely, Mycoplasma wenyonii (formerly Eperythrozoon wenyonii) (ADLER & ELLENBOGEN, 1934) and a provisional species Candidatus Mycoplasma haemobos', also known as 'Ca.
On the basis of its microscopic appearance, the infectious agent was thought to be an Eperythrozoon spp.
En los ultimos anos, luego de los avances en biologia molecular, hubo una gran re-estructuracion en el orden Rickettsiales y las familias que pertenecen a este orden fueron re-clasificadas asi: de la familia Rickettsiaceae fueron removidas las especies Coxiela burnetii y Rickettsiella grylli y fueron re-ubicadas dentro de la familia Legionellaceae (52, 53), los generos Eperythrozoon sp y Haemobartonella sp se movieron a la familia Mycoplasmataceae (54), y por ultimo, en la familia Anaplasmataceae encontramos en la actualidad los generos Ehrlichia sp y Anaplasma sp (1).
They are potential vectors of hog cholera and eperythrozoonosis, a reckettsial disease caused by Eperythrozoon suis which causes anemia and icterus (yellow discoloration of mucus membranes, sclera and inner ears).