Mollicutes

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Mollicutes

[mə′lik·yə‚dēz]
(microbiology)
The mycoplasmas, a class of prokaryotic organisms lacking a true cell wall; cells are very small to submicroscopic.
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In Brazil, there is little information about their incidence in maize and their potential as vectors of viruses and mollicutes in this crop.
They can damage crops by sucking plant sap and transmitting plant disease organisms such as viruses, mollicutes and bacteria (Nielson 1968; Purcell 1985).
Agrios GN (1997) Plant diseases caused by prokaryotes: bacteria and mollicutes.
The lone exception to this is the mollicutes group, which includes pathogens such as the mycoplasms.
Mollicutes / Mycoplasmas are frequent causes of contamination in biopharmaceutical production, cell therapy and tissue engineering.
pensylvanicus were affiliated with Alphaproteobacteria, Gammaproteobacteria, Bacilli, and Mollicutes (Lundgren et al.
are the smallest free-living prokaryotic microorganisms of the class Mollicutes (16).
Mollicutes, streptococcus, mycoplasma, ebstein barr virus and herpes virus have been related to the pathogenesis of SLE [29].
Blanchard (INRA Universite de Bordeaux 2, France) and Browning (University of Melbourne, Australia) present a review of current knowledge in mycoplasmas, focusing on the molecular and cell biology of mycoplasmas and related mollicutes and exploring pathogenesis and emerging strategies for control.
The other Australian isolates were screened to long-celled spiroplasma Groups or were nonhelical Mollicutes.
Species-specific PCR for identification of common contaminant mollicutes in cell culture.
Mollicutes, atypical mycobacteria and enterobacteria has been implicated in inflammatory bowel disease [29,30].