Comparison of three Mollicute species

  Mycoplasma gallisepticum Spiroplasma melliferum Acholeplasma laidlawii
Ecology turkeys, chickens, game birds, pigeons arthropods and plants commensal of plants and saprophyte
Genome size (mb) 0.98 1.25 1.4
Number of genes 812 1259 1419
GC content (%) 31 27 32
Promoter structure

Phylogenetic of Mollicutes


A - Phylogenetic position of Mollicutes among bacteria, using 16S rRNA sequences. Oshima, K; Maejima, K; Namba, S (2013). "Genomic and evolutionary aspects of phytoplasmas". Frontiers in Microbiology. 4: 230. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2013.00230. PMC 3743221free to read. PMID 23966988. B - Phylogenetic of Mollicute classes based on alignments of orthologs conserved between all species.

Alexa Fluor 568 phalloidin fluorescence showing eukaryotic cell F-actin stained red, DAPI fluorescence showing cell nuclei and mycoplasmas stained blue.

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