mycoplasma mycoplasma

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of a group of small parasitic bacteria that lack cell walls and can survive without oxygen; can cause pneumonia and urinary tract infection

Usage(s):

  1. Not only did Venter's team members succeed in building their own mycoplasma at their own lab benches, they also took the opportunity to rewrite its genetic score.
  2. Montagnier thinks it was a strain of mycoplasma that until recent years was confined to America.

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  • "We have completely chemically synthesised an entire Mycoplasma genitalium chromosome. It's about 580,000 nucleotides in length and we've successfully cloned the chromosome in yeast," Dr Smith said.
    on Jan 27, 2008 By: Hamilton O. Smith Source: New Zealand Herald

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