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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Based on phylogenetic analyses using 16S rRNA and/or ribosomal protein gene sequences, phytoplasmas have been placed in the class Mollicutes (Gundersen, Lee, Rehner, Davis, & Kingsbury, 1994).
Spiroplasmas, arthropod-infecting bacteria of the class Mollicutes, are similar to mycoplasmas.
Mycoplasma OTUs (class Mollicutes) were one of the more abundant and consistent members of the core gut microbiome of Crassostrea virginica when environmental oysters were compared with those depurated in sterile chambers for 5 days.
For example, a recent a rapid, new DNA microarray assay has been recently developed for parallel identification of almost 40 mollicutes of animal and human origin (Bottinelli et al., 2017).
It was possible to confirm the viability of the bacteria, by isolation in milk, where by mollicutes grew in 26.7% of the goats' milk samples.
Differential pathogenicity of corn stunting mollicutes to leafhoppers vectors in Dalbulus and Baldulus species.
Ureaplasma urealyticum is a species belonging to the genus Ureaplasma and the family of Mycoplasmataceae in the order mycoplasmalates and class of Mollicutes of bacteria.
The problem with this idea, is that some archaea and mollicutes do not have cell walls (Cavalier-Smith, 2002).
Gundersen-Rindal, "Phytoplasma: phytopathogenic mollicutes," Annual Review of Microbiology, vol.
The proportion of Mollicutes and Methanomicrobia showed a tendency to increase with dietary AFE supplementation (0.05<p [less than or equal to] 0.10), whereas the aboundance of 4C0d-2 showed the opposite result (Table 4).
Numerous PCR methods based on 16SrDNA amplification comprise one- or two-step nested PCRs to identify mollicutes.