Comparative Genome Analysis of the Mollicutes

  • Thomas Dandekar
  • Berend Snel
  • Steffen Schmidt
  • Warren Lathe
  • Mikita Suyama
  • Martijn Huynen
  • Peer Bork


The Mollicutes are Eubacteria that have probably been derived from Lactobacilli, Bacilli, and Streptococci by regressive evolution and genome reduction to produce the smallest and simplest free-living and self-replicating cells. The life style is in general Chapausitic. Structurally, the Mollicutes are characterized by the complete lack of a cell wall, and the presence of an internal cytoskeleton27,46.


Amplify Fragment Length Polymorphism Comparative Genome Analysis Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Mycoplasma Genitalium Genome Phylogeny 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Dandekar
    • 1
  • Berend Snel
    • 1
  • Steffen Schmidt
    • 1
  • Warren Lathe
    • 1
  • Mikita Suyama
    • 1
  • Martijn Huynen
    • 1
  • Peer Bork
    • 1
  1. 1.EMBLHeidelbergGermany

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