Ureaplasma parvum

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Ureaplasma parvum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Division: Firmicutes
Class: Mollicutes
Order: Mycoplasmatales
Family: Mycoplasmataceae
Genus: Ureaplasma

Ureaplasma parvum is a species of Ureaplasma, a genus of bacteria belonging to the family Mycoplasmataceae.[1]

Ureaplasma parvum was formerly known as Ureaplasma urealyticum biovar 1.[2] Ureaplasma parvum has been identified as being a commensal in the uterus as part of the microbiome in healthy women of reproductive age.[3][4]


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  2. ^ Kong F, Ma Z, James G, Gordon S, Gilbert GL (2000). "Species identification and subtyping of Ureaplasma parvum and Ureaplasma urealyticum using PCR-based assays". J. Clin. Microbiol. 38: 1175–9. PMC 86368Freely accessible. PMID 10699016. 
  3. ^ Yarbrough, V. L.; Winkle, S.; Herbst-Kralovetz, M. M. (2014). "Antimicrobial peptides in the female reproductive tract: a critical component of the mucosal immune barrier with physiological and clinical implications". Human Reproduction Update. 21 (3): 353–377. doi:10.1093/humupd/dmu065. ISSN 1355-4786. PMID 25547201. 
  4. ^ Mor, Gil; Kwon, Ja-Young (2015). "Trophoblast-microbiome interaction: a new paradigm on immune regulation". American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 213 (4): S131–S137. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2015.06.039. ISSN 0002-9378. PMID 26428492.