Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Mycoplasmas & Mycobacteria: Minimalists at Work

Presenter Information

Shalee KillpackFollow

Class

Article

Graduation Year

2014

College

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department

Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences Department

Faculty Mentor

Amber Summers-Graham; Lee Rickords

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

Mycoplasmas and mycobacteria are two types of opportunistic pathogens whose prevalence and virulence have long been underestimated. As a broad overview, this presentation will explore the current understanding of these bacteria as well as some common pathological outcomes they can induce. Chronic infections, such as contagious bovine pleuropneumonia and Johne’s disease, can have extensive health and economic impacts on animal industries when improperly managed. Contamination of biopharmaceuticals and human variants of disease, are also matters of concern as more research is conducted in these areas. A more detailed understanding of these bacteria is beginning to emerge – a view which reveals mycoplasmas and mycobacteria as successful pathogens capable of adapting to their host environments and evading eradication efforts.

Location

Room 154

Start Date

4-13-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

4-13-2017 10:15 AM

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Apr 13th, 9:00 AM Apr 13th, 10:15 AM

Mycoplasmas & Mycobacteria: Minimalists at Work

Room 154

Mycoplasmas and mycobacteria are two types of opportunistic pathogens whose prevalence and virulence have long been underestimated. As a broad overview, this presentation will explore the current understanding of these bacteria as well as some common pathological outcomes they can induce. Chronic infections, such as contagious bovine pleuropneumonia and Johne’s disease, can have extensive health and economic impacts on animal industries when improperly managed. Contamination of biopharmaceuticals and human variants of disease, are also matters of concern as more research is conducted in these areas. A more detailed understanding of these bacteria is beginning to emerge – a view which reveals mycoplasmas and mycobacteria as successful pathogens capable of adapting to their host environments and evading eradication efforts.