|Etymology:||Genus name: fungus shaped.|
Species epithet: different.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Forms small and atypical colonies, which are not umbonated (no "fried egg appearance") and should be observed in a microscope.|
|Micromorphology:||The small cells are coccoid or short filamentous.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-, but is normally not gram stained because the cells will then be fragmented.|
|Metabolism:||Facultatively anaerobic. M. dispar is a glucose fermenter, which lowers the pH in the growth medium.|
|Disease:||Pneumonia and sometimes mastitis.
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 125 species have been described within the genus Mycoplasma. M. dispar is closely related to M. ovipneumoniae, M. hyopneumoniae as well as M. flocculare and belongs to the M. neurolyticum cluster within the hominis group.|