Osmotically stabile despite the lack of a cell wall

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Unformatted text preview: llular. LIVE EXTRACELLULAR LIVE IN CLOSE ASSOCIATION WITH PLANTS AND ANIMALS, OSMOTICALLY STABLE DUE TO LACK OF CELL WALL YET CAN BE VIABLE AFTER PERIODS IF TIME Acholeplasma sp.- no cholesterol requirement, facultative DOES NOT NEED CHOLESTEROL, MOST MYCOPLASMA NEED CHOLESTEROL TO STABILIZE MEMBRANE Mycoplasma sp.- facultative, parasitic/commensal/ many pathogens M. pneumoniae- atypical pneumonia in humans M. mycoides- bovine contagious pleuopneumonia M. PNEUMONIA EASILY TREATED WITH ANTIBIOTICS, SYMPTOMS = LACK OF ENERGY AND EXUDATE IN RESPIRATORY TRACT. NOT USUALLY FATAL IN GOATS, M. MYCOIDES IS FATAL. Spiroplasma sp Ureaplasma sp. MUST HAVE INTERNAL STRUCTURE THAT ALLOWS SPIRAL SHAPE DESPITE HAVING NO CELL WALL. GENUS SPIROPLASMA, HAS SPIRAL SHAPE LIKE SPIRILLUM BUT NOT CELL WALL. CITRUS TREE ARE SUCCEPTIBLE TO SPIROPLASMA AND IS VECTOR BORNE (LEAF HOPPER). OUTBREAK TREATED BY IV DRIP ` UREAPLASMA GROW IN URINARY TRACT OF HUMANS. END OF 11/20...
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