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- Aerobic, fastidious organism.
- Difficult to cultivate.
- Grows very slowly (≥2 days to detect any colonies and longer to identify species). Colonies have "fried egg" appearance on agar (more dense in the center and less dense in the periphery).
- Differ from bacteria due to smaller size, presence of sterols in membrane and lack of a cell wall. The latter makes them intrinsically resistant to penicillin and other agents that target the cell wall.
- Colonizes male and female genitourinary tract.
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Last updated: November 29, 2015
Fabre, Valeria. "Mycoplasma Genitalium." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2015. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540643/all/Mycoplasma_genitalium.
Fabre V. Mycoplasma genitalium. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2015. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540643/all/Mycoplasma_genitalium. Accessed July 16, 2019.
Fabre, V. (2015). Mycoplasma genitalium. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540643/all/Mycoplasma_genitalium
Fabre V. Mycoplasma Genitalium [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2015. [cited 2019 July 16]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540643/all/Mycoplasma_genitalium.
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