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Volume 3, Number 3—September 1997

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Molecular Epidemiologic Investigations of Mycoplasma gallisepticum Conjunctivitis in Songbirds by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Analyses

David H. Ley*, J. Edward Berkhoff*, and Sharon Levisohn†
Author affiliations: *College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; †Visiting Research Scientist, Kimron Veterinary Institute, Bet Dagan, Israel

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Mycoplasma gallisepticum isolates from songbirds with conjunctivitis analyzed by random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD)

Isolate no. Host species State of origin Date isolated (mo/yr) Isolated by
7994 House finch VA 6/94 NCSUa
11394 Blue jay VA 7/94 NCSU
16094-1 House finch PA 9/94 NCSU
16094-5 House finch DE 9/94 NCSU
16994 House finch NC 9/94 NCSU
17494 House finch DE 9/94 NCSU
17694 House finch DE 9/94 NCSU
17794 House finch VA 9/94 NCSU
K3839 House finch MD 11/94 SCWDS/UGAb
95-11-14C House finch NY 4/95 UWc
13295 House finch NC 8/95 NCSU
K4013 House finch PA 8/95 SCWDS/UGA
K4058 House finch GA 11/95 SCWDS/UGA
K4094 House finch TN 1/96 SCWDS/UGA
1596-3 House finch NC 2/96 NCSU
1596-5 Am. goldfinch NC 2/96 NCSU
1695 Am. goldfinch NC 2/96 NCSU
K4117 House finch KY 2/96 SCWDS/UGA
1652442 House finch MI 3/96 MSUd
K4269 House finch OH 7/96 SCWDS/UGA

aD. H. Ley, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC.
bP. Luttrell and J. F. Fischer, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study and S. H. Kleven, Department of Avian Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
cC. B. Thomas, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
dR. M. Fulton, Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

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