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Table 1 Phenototypic characteristics differentiating M. mycoides subsp. mycoide s SC (MmmSC) and capri (Mmc)

From: Mycoplasma mycoides, from "mycoides Small Colony" to "capri". A microevolutionary perspective

Characteristics MmmSC Mmc
Mean colony size after 137 h at 37°C 0.99 mm 2.26 mm
Liquefaction of inspissated serum weak +
Casein digestion - +
Sorbitol fermentation - +
Presence of ornithine transcarbamylase - +
Presence of alpha-glucosidase - +
Thermal stability at 45°C sensitive resistant
Digestion of DNA by MboI + -
DpnI - +
Substrate oxidation (12-50 μM)   
   Maltose - +
   Trehalose - V
   Mannose - +
   Glucosamine - +
  1. List of phenotypic differences that allow the differentiation of M. mycoides subsp. mycoides small colony (SC) and M. mycoides subsp. capri in vitro. Adapted from [39, 6870].