Mycoplasma Research Lab
We strive to make advancements on diagnostics and epidemiology of Mycoplasma species in order to generate information that the veterinary practitioner can use for control and elimination of important animal diseases.
We are a research lab within the University of Minnesota Department of Veterinary Population Medicine and collaborate with the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, with a focus on swine Mycoplasma research.
What we do:
Isolate Mycoplasma species, including M. hyopneumoniae, M. hyorhinis, M. hyosynoviae, and M. flocculare, from a variety of samples. Samples you can send for Mycoplasma isolation include, but not limited to, lung tissue (preferably the whole lung), bronchial swabs and tracheal swabs.
DNA extraction and detection of Mycoplasma via conventional and real-time PCR, as well as molecular typing and sequencing.
Cutting-edge research revolving around Mycoplasma diagnostic methods, elimination and control, and pathophysiology. See our research page to find out more about our areas of research, and our publications and abstracts page to see our published work.
Visit the UMN Veterinary Diagnostic Lab's website for more information of sample submission and services provided by following this link: https://www.vdl.umn.edu/