A mucor, closely resembling Lichtheim's Mucor rhizopodiformis, was isolated from the diseased chorion of a cow and from the lungs and digestive tract of the fetus. No other microorganisms were detected. The mucor was demonstrated in teased preparations from the fresh cotyledons as well as in sections of tissues suitably hardened. It produced focal lesions in rabbits following the intravenous injection of spores. The condition of the amniotic fluid and the contents of the rumen of the fetus justify the inference that premature expulsion was impending.
Article| February 01 1920
MYCOSIS OF THE BOVINE FETAL MEMBRANES DUE TO A MOULD OF THE GENUS MUCOR
From the Department of Animal Pathology of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, Princeton, N.J.
Received: December 05 1919
Online Issn: 1540-9538
Print Issn: 0022-1007
Copyright, 1920, by The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research New York
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Theobald Smith; MYCOSIS OF THE BOVINE FETAL MEMBRANES DUE TO A MOULD OF THE GENUS MUCOR . J Exp Med 1 February 1920; 31 (2): 115–122. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.31.2.115
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