pleuropneumonia-like organism


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Related to pleuropneumonia-like organism: PPLO, Mycoplasma mycoides

pleuropneumonia-like organism (PPLO)

a group of filterable organisms of the genus Mycoplasma similar to M. mycoides, the cause of pleuropneumonia in cattle.

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.

pleuropneumonia-like organism

Mycoplasma pneumoniae, see there.