Adherence and Pathogenicity of Mycoplasma Pneumoniae: A Review

  • Helmut Brunner
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 51)


Mycoplasmas belong to the class Mollicutes, because they lack a rigid cell wall and do not possess precursors of peptidoglycan. They can rearrange their surface structure in direct response to an outside stimulus. Their limiting membrane is similar to the membrane of animal cells. They are the smallest free-living organisms able to grow on lifeless media.


Respiratory Tract Minimal Inhibitory Concen Stevens Johnson Syndrome Mycoplasma PNEUMONIAE Ureaplasma Urealyticum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Brunner
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  1. 1.Institut fur ChemotherapieBayer Pharma ForschungszentrumWuppertalGermany

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