pleuropneumonia-like organism


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Mycoplasma pneumoniae

A slow-growing pathogen which measures 0.25 µm in diameter, lacks cell wall precursors (N-acetyl glucosamine and N-acetylmuramic acid), divides by binary fusion and fragmentation, and has CO2 and NH3 as end products of ureaplasma enzymatic hydrolysis.
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pleuropneumonia-like organism

Mycoplasma pneumoniae, see there.
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