|Etymology:||Genus name: between other mycoplasmas (fungus shaped).|
Species epithet: tuft of wool.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|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.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-, but is normally not gram stained because the cells will then be fragmented.|
|Disease:||M. flocculare is an opportunistic pathogen, which may cause pneumonia in combination with other patogens (usually M. hyopneumoniae).
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 15 species have been described within the genus Mesomycoplasma. Mesomycoplasma flocculare is closely related to M. ovipneumoniae, M. hyopneumoniae as well as M. dispar.
Note that the letter M in the phylogenetic tree (Fig. 231:1) can mean Mycoplasma, Mesomycoplasma, Metamycoplasma, Mycoplasmoides or Mycoplasmopsis.
|Comment:||Based on whole genome sequencing, the taxonomy of mycoplasmas has recently undergone a comprehensive revision. The new taxonomy is about to be introduced in VetBact, but it will still be possible to search for the alternative species names. Read more about the revised taxonomy of the mollicutes under the Term list of VetBact and see reference 164 below.|
|The revised taxonomy of the mollicutes|
The revised taxonomy of mollicutes (mycoplasmas) has now been introduced on VetBact, which means that many of the species have been given new genus names or moved to another higher taxon.Published 2021-11-25. Read more...