Three Mycoplasma and two Acholeplasma isolates were previously isolated from the
dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) in the Sudan by conventional bacteriological methods.
In this study, the isolates were further characterized at the genus and species levels
by amplification of their 16S rRNA genes by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using genus- and
species-specific primer pairs, and by sequencing of the amplicon fragments. Sequence analysis
indicated that, the Mycoplasma isolates belong to Mycoplasma arginini while the Acholeplasma isolates
belong to Acholeplasma laidlawii.