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  Mycoplasma Pneumoniae (Pneumonia)

What you should know:

Mycoplasmas are pleomorphic bacteria. The lack of a cell wall causes them to stain Gram-negative. In culture, they form colonies with a typical fried-egg appearance. Mycoplasmas include several human pathogens, including M. pneumoniae (primary atypical pneumonia). Mycoplasma also does not follow the universal genetic code: UGA = tryptophan


Domain Bacteria

    Phylum Tenericutes

        Class Mollicutes

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