Acholeplasma


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Acholeplasma

(ă-kō-lē-plas'mă),
A genus of bacteria that has characteristics identical to those of the genus Mycoplasma, with the exception that the acholeplasmas do not require sterol for growth; saprophytic and parasitic species occur. Acholeplasma appears as a contaminant in tissue culture media that have been supplemented with animal sera. The type species is Acholeplasma laidlawii.

Acholeplasma

a genus of the class Mollicutes and very closely related to the genus Mycoplasma.

Acholeplasma laidlawii
a common isolate in the lungs of calves with enzootic pneumonia but of doubtful significance.
Acholeplasma oculi
is a common finding in the conjunctivae of sheep with contagious ophthalmia but the bacteria have not been proven to be pathogenic in this situation.
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pirum and Acholeplasma laidlawii, and the negative control samples were mycoplasma broth, Hut78 cell extract, and sterile RNase-free water.
1 [micro]m version has been shown to fully retain Acholeplasma laidlawii, whereas the 0.
Our test protocol was based on the accepted HIMA methodology for testing sterilizing-grade filters[ii], modified by substituting Acholeplasma laidlawii (ATCC no.
2 [micro]m sterilizing-grade filters by demonstrating LRVs in excess of 11 after testing in accordance with the HIMA challenge methodology using Acholeplasma laidlawii as the challenge organism.
Mycoplasmas and the related acholeplasmas are one of the smallest (0.