|Species/Subspecies:||Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae|
|Category:||Notifiable diseases and bacteria|
|Etymology:||Genus name: fungus shaped.|
Species epithet: exists in the goat (the ram).
Subspecies epithet: from a goat with pneumonia.
|Type Strain:||F38 = NCTC 10192.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Forms small and very typical umbonated colonies ("fried egg appearance), which can be observed in a microscope.|
|Micromorphology:||Very small and pleomorphic|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-, but is normally not gram stained because the cells will then be fragmented.|
|Other Enzymes:||Urease -|
|Disease:||Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP).
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 125 species have been described within the genus Mycoplasma. M. capricolum subsp. capripneumoniae 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.|
|Legislation:||CCPP is included in OIE's B-list of major animal diseases. In Sweden, the disease is notifyable the Swedish Board of Agriculture.|
|Comment:||The mollicutes lack a cell wall and have recently been transferred from the phylum Firmicutes to a new phylum, namely Tenericutes.|