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A genus of gram-negative, mostly facultatively anaerobic bacteria in the family MYCOPLASMATACEAE. The cells are bounded by a PLASMA MEMBRANE and lack a true CELL WALL. Its organisms are pathogens found on the MUCOUS MEMBRANES of humans, ANIMALS, and BIRDS.
(Source: National Library of Medicine 2013 MeSH Scope Note and Classification)
Figures 1 through 3 contributed by JiYeon Kim, MD, of the Department of Pathology and the Microbiology Laboratories of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
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  1. National Library of Medicine 2013 MeSH Scope Note and Classification

National Library of Medicine MeSH Classification

Gram-Negative Bacteria
Mycoplasma agalactiae
Mycoplasma arthritidis
Mycoplasma bovigenitalium
Mycoplasma bovis
Mycoplasma capricolum
Mycoplasma conjunctivae
Mycoplasma dispar
Mycoplasma fermentans
Mycoplasma gallisepticum
Mycoplasma genitalium
Mycoplasma hominis
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
Mycoplasma hyorhinis
Mycoplasma hyosynoviae
Mycoplasma iowae
Mycoplasma meleagridis
Mycoplasma mycoides
Mycoplasma orale
Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae
Mycoplasma penetrans
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Mycoplasma pulmonis
Mycoplasma salivarium
Mycoplasma synoviae