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  • noun Plural form of mycoplasma.


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  • Of course, the next question arises: what are the factors causing oxidative stress: viral proteins, fragments of viral DNA, co-infection with mycoplasmas?

    Luc Montagnier - Autobiography 2009

  • It's a very small cell that has been created — the mycoplasmas have the smallest genomes of any extant cells.

    It's ALIVE! - The Panda's Thumb 2010

  • Studies show it is more likely that vaccine contamination with other virus or cell-wall-deficient bacteria and mycoplasmas -- which is well documented and well known throughout the medical community -- is at the root cause.

    New ABC drama fuels controversy over autism/vaccine debate BA Haller 2008

  • -- And THAT is just the nano-particulate aspect of the aerosolized assortment of metals, barium, and a long list of other floating particulates and bioengineered fibers, pathgenic mycoplasmas and even "nano-bots", or miniscule electromagnetically active chips that both transmit and receive.

    Acorns Gone; Nature Does What GOP Fails to Do 2008

  • Us mycoplasmas are the smallest organisms that can reproduce.

    Mycoplasma pneumoniae Emma Lurie 2007

  • Us mycoplasmas are the smallest organisms that can reproduce.

    Archive 2007-04-01 Emma Lurie 2007

  • Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a disturbance of the ecology of the vagina, with an overgrowth of certain microorganisms (possibly including mycoplasmas, gardnerella, and anaerobic bacteria).

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective 2005

  • Among the most sophisticated is that practised by mycoplasmas, which regularly change their surface proteins to confuse the immune system.


  • Knocking-out the gene encoding the recombinase results in "phase-locked mutants", i.e. mycoplasmas that can no longer vary their surface proteins.


  • While several genes appear dispensable when mycoplasmas are grown under ideal conditions in the laboratory, most of the genes are thought to be essential for survival when mycoplasmas are attached to host cells and interact with the host's immune system.



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