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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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.
Mycoplasmas are of the class Mollicutes and are the smallest of the bacterial forms.
of California, Riverside) present 15 contributions covering such topics as mollicutes associated with arthropods and plants, the evolutionary origin and maintenance of the mutualistic symbiosis between termites and fungi, paternal sex ratio chromosomes in parasitoid wasps, and insect pest control using Wolbachia and/or radiation, among others.
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, atypical mycobacteria and enterobacteria has been implicated in inflammatory bowel disease [29,30].
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.