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 proportion of Mollicutes and Methanomicrobia showed a tendency to increase with dietary AFE supplementation (0.
Numerous PCR methods based on 16SrDNA amplification comprise one- or two-step nested PCRs to identify mollicutes.
Lethal yellowing (LY) is caused by Candidatus Phytoplasma palmae which is cell wall less bacterium belongs to class Mollicutes.
genitalium is a small bacterium of the Mollicutes class with no cell wall and a genome of only 580 kilobases in size [1, 47].
The term Mycoplasma is usually used as a synonym for the class of Mollicutes that represents a large group of highly specialized bacteria and are all characterized by their lack of a rigid cell wall (4).
1,2) The bacterium belongs to the class Mollicutes and is a flask-shaped pathogen.
Transmission Electron Microscopy of Mollicutes, in Modern Research and
The first report of phytoplasma was almost 40 years ago and currently is classified in the class Mollicutes (McCoy et al.
Melbourne, Australia) and Citti (host-pathogen interactions, National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France) offer this collection of papers on the microbiology and pathogenesis of Mollicutes, a class of simple bacteria interesting for their small genome and lack of a cell wall.