Acholeplasma laidlawii

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A·cho·le·plas·ma laid·la·'wi·i

a species that occurs as a saprophyte in sewage, manure, humus, and soil. One of two species isolated from humans.


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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The smallest, Mycoplasma laidlawii, measures just 0,0001mm in length, while the larger Epulopiscium fishelsoni, found in the gut of the brown sturgeon-fish, is about 0,5mm long.