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Week 22 Lecture Outline

Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma,
Orthomyxiviridiae,
Picornavirus, Enterovirus,
Rhinovirus

Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma
\u2022Class Mollicutes, family
Mycoplasmataceae, genera Mycoplasma
and Ureaplasma
\u2022No true cell wall(but stain Gram (-)
\u2013highly pleomorphic and susceptible to
external osmotic pressure
\u2022Highly developed outer membrane
\u2013contains sterols (cholesterol- like)
\u2022maintain membrane integrity
\u2013susceptible to agents like saponin, digitonin,
amphotericin B
Mycoplasm/ Ureaplasm cont\u2019d
\u2022smallest known organisms (filterable)
that are capable of autonomous growth
\u2013smallest known genome (580kb of DNA)
\u2022divide by binary fission
\u2022fastidious nutritional growth:
\u2013blood serum and sterols, 36-380C
\u2022facultative anaerobes
\u2013except M. pneumoniae
\u20131/3 of all species cause
haemadsorption and produce H2O2

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