Isolation and characterization of Mycoplasma sphenisci sp. nov. from the choana of an aquarium-reared jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus). Academic Article uri icon


  • Strain UCMJ was isolated from the choana of a jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus) with recurrent mucocaseous choanal discharge. Isolation of this mycoplasma expands the known range of species hosting mycoplasmas. The name Mycoplasma sphenisci sp. nov. is proposed for this new species, for which strain UCMJ is the type strain.

publication date

  • June 2005