|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.|
|"Dear child has many names" (call it what you will...)|
For a long time, Rhodococcus hoagii was referred to Rhodococcus equi on VetBact, because we experienced some resistance to the name that is now considered to be the correct one, i.e. Rhodococcus hoagii. Now you can find the bacterium in question under the correct name in VetBact, but you can also find the bacterium when searching for the old name.Published 2021-10-10. Read more...