|Species/Subspecies:||Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri|
|Etymology:||Genus name: fungus shaped.|
Species epithet: similar to fungi.
Subspecies epithet: from the goat.
|Type Strain:||PG3 = NCTC 10137.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Forms small and very typical umbonated colonies ("fried egg appearance"), which can be observed in a microscope.|
|Gram +/Gram -:|
|Disease:||Septicaemia, pleuropneumonia, arthritis and mastitis.
|Hosts:||Goats and sheep|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 125 species have been described within the genus Mycoplasma. M. mycoides subsp. capri belongs to the so-called mycoides group. These mycoplasmas are more closely related to mollicutes within the genus Spiroplasma, which are plant pathogens, than with most other members of the genus . See the phylogenetic tree.|
|Comment:||The mollicutes lack a cell wall and have recently been transferred from the phylum Firmicutes to a new phylum, namely Tenericutes. Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides, biotype LC, has been transferred to the subspecies Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. capri.|