Mycoplasma hominis

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Mycoplasma hominis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Mollicutes
Order: Mycoplasmatales
Family: Mycoplasmataceae
Genus: Mycoplasma
Species: M. hominis
Binomial name
Mycoplasma hominis
(Freundt 1953)
Edward 1955

Mycoplasma hominis is a species of bacteria in the genus Mycoplasma. Along with ureaplasmas, mycoplasmas are the smallest free-living organisms known. They have no cell wall and therefore do not Gram stain. M. hominis is associated with pelvic inflammatory disease.[1][2]

This species causes a sexually transmitted infection.[3]

Growth of "fried egg" colonies on glucose agar medium within 24–48 hours is a characteristic of Mycoplasma hominis.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor-Robinson D, Clin Infect Dis. 1996 Oct;23(4):671-82; quiz 683-4. Infections due to species of Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma: an update.
  2. ^ Ljubin-Sternak, Suncanica; Mestrovic, Tomislav (2014). "Review: Clamydia trachomatis and Genital Mycoplasmias: Pathogens with an Impact on Human Reproductive Health". Journal of Pathogens 2014 (183167). doi:10.1155/204/183167. 
  3. ^ Sternak, p. 1.

Further reading[edit]

  • Song, Tiejun; Ye, Aiqing; Xie, Xinyou; Huang, Jun; Ruan, Zhi; Kong, Yingying; Song, Jingjuan; Wang, Yue; Chen, Jianzhong; Zhang, Jun (September 2014). "Epidemiological investigation and antimicrobial susceptibility analysis of ureaplasma species and Mycoplasma hominis in outpatients with genital manifestations". Journal of Clinical Pathology 67 (9): 817-820. doi:10.1136/jclinpath-2014-202248. 
  • Hasebe, Akira; Mu, Hong-Hua; Cole, Barry C (September 2014). "A Potential Pathogenic Factor from Mycoplasma hominisis a TLR2-Dependent, Macrophage-Activating, P50-Related Adhesin". American Journal of Reproductive Immunology 72 (3): 285-295. doi:10.1111/aji.12279. 

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