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(order Mycoplasmatales)

A family of Gram-negative, chemo-organotrophic bacteria that do not require the presence of sterols (see steroid) for growth. Cells are spherical, pleomorphic, or filamentous. They are found as parasites in a variety of mammals and birds. There is 1 genus (Acholeplasma).

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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