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Morphology of the cells and colonies of Mycoplasma hominis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6364404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Studies of the morphology Mycoplasma hominis have shown that the cells resemble those of small coccoid or ovoid bacteria; the microstructure of the organism is compatible with reproduction by a fission process. Although dividing forms with equal-sized lobes are common, fragmenting filaments and replicating buds sometimes occur, perhaps in response to suboptimal growth conditions. Data based on morphometric analysis show that cells of M. hominis ATCC 14027 have average dimensions of 0.27 X 0.74 micron and a mean diameter of 0.42 micron. The volume of a M. hominis cell was only about 60% of that of Ureaplasma urealyticum T960, a species that has a mean cell diameter of 0.5 micron and that is sometimes a pathogen of the human genital tract. There are wide variations in the colonial morphology of M. hominis.
J A Robertson; M Alfa; E S Boatman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sexually transmitted diseases     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0148-5717     ISO Abbreviation:  Sex Transm Dis     Publication Date:    1983 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-14     Completed Date:  1984-03-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705941     Medline TA:  Sex Transm Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacteriological Techniques
Culture Techniques
Cytological Techniques
Microscopy, Electron
Mycoplasma / cytology*,  ultrastructure

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