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Species/Subspecies: Mycoplasma flocculare
Etymology: Genus name: fungus shaped.
Species epithet: tuft of wool.
Significance:  [Of minor importance]   
Taxonomy:
Phylum
Tenericutes
Class
Mollicutes
Order
Mycoplasmatales
Family
Mycoplasmataceae 
Genus
Mycoplasma
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.
Micromorphology: Coccoid cells.
Gram +/Gram -:G-, but is normally not gram stained because the cells will then be fragmented.
Metabolism: Facultatively anaerobic.
Catalase/Oxidase:
Spec. Char.:
Disease:M. flocculare is an opportunistic pathogen, which may cause pneumonia in combination with other patogens (usually M. hyopneumoniae).
Hosts: Pig.
Clinical Picture:
Genome Sequence:
Acc-noStrainSize (bp)Genome
CP007585 Ms42T 0 778 866 1c + 0 

16S rRNA Seq.:
Acc-noStrainNumber of NTOperon
L22210 Ms42T 1541 (354..1894) 

Taxonomy/phylogeny:
 
About 125 species have been described within the genus Mycoplasma. M. flocculare is closely related to M. hyopneumoniae, M. ovipneumoniae as well as M. dispar and belongs to the M. neurolyticum cluster within the hominis group.
Updated:2016-08-28

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