|Etymology:||Genus name: fungus shaped.|
Species epithet: of the lung.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||PG34 = ATCC 19612 = NCTC 10139.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Forms small and very typical umbonated colonies ("fried egg appearance"), which can be observed in a microscope.|
|Micromorphology:||Very small and pleomorphic or flask-shaped. This bacterium is motile and can glide on surfaces.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-, but is normally not gram stained because the cells will then be fragmented.|
|Metabolism:||Facultatively anaerobic. Energy source: glucose (pH is decreased).|
|Spec. Char.:||Lacks a cell wall.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 125 species have been described within the genus Mycoplasma. M. pulmonis belongs to the large phylogenetic hominis group.|
|Comment:||Note that the mycoplasmas have recently been transferred to a new phylum, Tenericutes.|
|"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...