General Environmental Science


Publications (10)

High Co-Infection Rate of Trichomonas vaginalis and Candidatus Mycoplasma Girerdii in Gansu Province, China

Citation
Xu et al. (2021). Healthcare 9 (6)
Names
Ca. Mycoplasma girerdii
Subjects
General Earth and Planetary Sciences General Environmental Science General Medicine
Abstract
Trichomonas vaginalis (Tv) is a flagellated protist parasite that infects the human urogenital tract. The symbiotic relationship between Tv and Mycoplasma hominis has been reported. Recent studies have identified a new Mycoplasma strain, Candidatus Mycoplasma girerdii (Ca. M. girerdii), present in the vaginal secretions of women and have shown that this strain may be related to trichomoniasis. Here, we evaluated the presence of Tv, M. hominis and Ca. M. girerdii in 312 clinical samples from adult women diagnosed with vaginitis in Zhangye, Gansu province, China. Among these samples, 94, 153, and 48 were Tv, M. hominis and Ca. M. girerdii positive, respectively. Moreover, Tv was highly frequent in 17–30-year-old women in this region. Forty samples (83.3%) positive for Ca. M. girerdii were also positive for Tv. Six Tv isolates were successfully cultured, including five isolates that showed symbiotic relationships with Mycoplasma. This is the first report to evaluate the genetic characteristics of Ca. M. girerdii in China and may therefore provide insights into the effects of Ca. M. girerdii on the reproductive health of women.

Prisutnost fitoplazme 'Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum' u nasadima marelice u Baranji

Citation
Ivić et al. (2017). Pomologia Croatica 21 (1-2)
Names
Ca. Phytoplasma prunorum
Subjects
General Earth and Planetary Sciences General Environmental Science
Abstract
Tijekom 2015. godine u Baranji je došlo do masovnog propadanja nasada marelice. Iako sve upućuje da je uzrok pojave smrzavanje, određen broj voćnjaka je pregledan kako bi se u njima utvrdila eventualna prisutnost biljnih bolesti. U osam nasada marelice u Baranji sakupljena su 63 uzorka sa stabala sa simptomima odumiranja te su analizirani na prisutnost patogena 'Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum', uzročnika europske žutice koštičavog voća. Fitoplazma je utvrđena u četiri od osam nasada, ukupno u 15 od 63 uzoraka (24 %). Masovno propadanje marelice u Baranji tijekom 2015. nije povezano sa zarazom fitoplazme 'Ca. Phytoplasma prunorum', no prisutnost tog patogena potrebno je uzeti u obzir kod uzgoja osjetljivih voćnih vrsta i proizvodnje sadnog materijala na tom području.