Identification of Mycoplasmas

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Term: 2014
Published: February 27, 2014
Revised: February 27, 2014

This module includes the following topics:

  • The anatomical structure, physiology and nutrition of requirements of the mollicutes
  • Classification of the mollicutes and the methods used in the classification of this Class
  • Clinical significance of Mycoplasma isolates
  • Sampling methods and handling of different specimen types in a laboratory
  • Media and growth conditions used to ensure optimum recovery of members of mollicutes from specimens
  • Differentiation between mycoplasma colonies and the colonies of bacterial L-forms and other artefacts in the laboratory
  • Preparation of polyclonal antisera for serological identification tests
  • Techniques and tests used for identification of members of the mollicutes

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The following topics in this module provide more information on applied veterinary bacteriology and mycology:

  • Introduction
  • Identification of anaerobic bacteria
  • Identification of aerobic, facultative anaerobic and microaerophilic bacteria
  • Identification of fungi
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