A polymorphic microorganism that is nonmotile and that can be cultivated with difficulty on special media, and that lacks cell wall, being bound only by a unit membrane. The internal components of a mycoplasma are ribosome and DNA strands.
the smallest free-living organism known. -terminal sequencing determination of the sequence of a protein using Edman degradation, resulting in the sequential release of amino acids from the -terminus of the protein.
a group of BACTERIA, some of whose members cause disease in animals and humans. Mycoplasma are very simple one-celled organisms without an outer membrane. They penetrate and infect individual cells. Most commonly, mycoplasma causes pneumonia.
The mycoplasma are a very large group of bacteria. There are more than 70 types. Mycoplasma hominis and Mycoplasma pneumoniae are among the dozen types of mycoplasma that occur in humans. See the entire definition of Mycoplasma
1. Smallest free-living organisms known to infect humans. Mycoplasma cause a variety of illnesses, especially of the lungs and sexual organs. 2. Any microorganism of the genus Mycoplasma, also called pleuropneumonia-like organism.
Mycoplasma is a genus of bacteria that lack cell walls. They can be parasitic or saprophytic. Several species are pathogenic in humans, including M. pneumoniae, which is an important cause of pneumonia and other respiratory disorders, and M. genitalium, which is believed to be involved in pelvic inflammatory diseases.