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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Mollicute isolates were confirmed using a Dienes probe, and Mycoplasma genera were identified with a digitonin sensitivity test (WHITFORD et al., 1994; RAZIN & TULLY, 1996).
Mycoplasma genitalium is a small bacterium from the Mollicute class that was first isolated from the human urogenital tract in the 1980s.
Looking in turn at infectious diseases, arthropod pests, and non-infectious diseases and abiotic conditions, it considers such groups as diseases of leaves and stems, diseases of crowns and roots, bacterial and mollicute diseases, parasitic flowering plants, caterpillars, weevils feeding on roots, insects feeding on seeds, genetic variations and abnormalities, and nutrient deficiencies and toxicities.
It detects the broad panel of Mollicute species too, including over 150 species due to universal primer design (e.g.
Catharanthus roseus genes regulated differentially by mollicute infections.
Diaz-Garcia, "Current status of the mollicute (Mycoplasma) lung disease: pathogenesis, diagnostics, treatment and prevention," in Lung Diseases--Selected State of the Art Reviews, E.
Studies about the natural infectivity of this leafhopper and transmission of phytoplasma to maize could be important to verify the variability of this mollicute and the potential of this leafhopper species as a disease vector in maize.
The causal agent of Citrus Stubborn Disease (CSD) is Spiroplasma citri, a phloem-limited mollicute that infects most citrus species as well as a wide range of non-rutaceous plant species.
Development of a PCR-based assays for the detection of two human mollicute species, Mycoplasma penetrans and M.