|Category:||In the normal flora|
|Etymology:||Genus name: between other mycoplasmas (fungus shaped).|
Species epithet: tuft of wool.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Alternative Species Name(s):||Mycoplasma flocculare|
|Type Strain:||Ms42 = ATCC 27399 = NCTC 10143.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Forms small atypical colonies, which lack a defined center. The colonies should be observed in a microscope.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-, but is normally not gram stained because the cells will then be fragmented.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 15 species have been described within the genus Mesomycoplasma. Mesomycoplasma flocculare is closely related to M. ovipneumoniae, M. hyopneumoniae as well as M. dispar.
Note that the letter M in the phylogenetic tree (Fig. 231:1) can mean Mycoplasma, Mesomycoplasma, Metamycoplasma, Mycoplasmoides or Mycoplasmopsis.
|Comment:||Based on whole genome sequencing, the taxonomy of mycoplasmas has recently undergone a comprehensive revision. The new taxonomy has now been introduced in VetBact, but it will still be possible to search for the alternative species names. Read more about the revised taxonomy of the mollicutes under the Term list of VetBact and see reference 164 below.|
|Reference(s):||No. 164, 170|