Mycoplasma genitalium

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Related to Mycoplasma genitalium: Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma

My·co·plas·ma gen·i·ta·'li·um

a bacterial species that may be a causative agent of urethritis; cross-reacts immunologically with Mycoplasma pneumoniae; can cause serious infections involving the respiratory tract, heart, bloodstream, central nervous system, and prosthetic valves and joints.

My·co·plas·ma gen·i·tali·um

(mīkō-bak-tērē-ŭm jenI-tālē-ŭm)
A bacterial species that is an agent of sexually transmitted infections of the genitourinary tract in both sexes.

Mycoplasma genitalium

A species of Mycoplasma that is the smallest free-living organism known. It, like M. hominis, can cause nongonococcal urethritis.
See also: Mycoplasma
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Several important human pathogens are included: Helicobacter pylori (7,19), Borrelia burgdorferi (12), Treponema pallidum (16), Mycobacterium tuberculosis (15), Rickettsia prowazekii (18), and Chlamydia species (17,20); the simplest known free-living organism, Mycoplasma genitalium (2); the model organisms, Escherichia coli (8) and Bacillus subtilis (10); Aquifex aeolicus (13) and Thermotoga maritima (21), two thermophilic bacterial species that may represent some of the deepest branching members of the bacterial lineage; five representatives of the archaeal domain (3,9,11, 14,28); and the first eukaryote, Saccaromyces cerevisiae (6).
More recently, she has been involved in whole genome sequence analysis of microbial genomes, leading the teams that sequenced the genomes of Mycoplasma genitalium, the smallest genome of any known free-living organism, and the two spirochetes, Treponema pallidum, the cause of syphilis in humans and Borrelia burgdorferi.
Several microorganisms, including Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma hominis, can cause it, and now David Taylor-Robinson has a new candidate: Mycoplasma genitalium.

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