Definition of mycoplasma in English:


Line breaks: myco|plasma
Pronunciation: /ˌmʌɪkə(ʊ)ˈplazmə

noun (plural mycoplasmas or mycoplasmata /-mətə/)

  • Any of a group of small typically parasitic bacteria that lack cell walls and sometimes cause diseases.
    • Class Mollicutes and order Mycoplasmatales
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    • All microbes, be it viruses, bacteria, mycoplasma, fungi or parasites interfere in research.
    • The mycoplasmas are extra cellular parasites usually attached to the external surface of cells, but can also penetrate these.
    • The antibiotics must be able to penetrate cell walls, as the mycoplasma are hidden inside cells.

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