Observations on the Storage, Viability, and Ultrastructure of Mycoplasmas

C T K H Stadtländer
2005 Microscopy and Microanalysis  
Mycoplasmas (class: Mollicutes) are the smallest known free-living and self-replicating prokaryotes that are distinct from Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria by the lack of a rigid cell wall. They often appear pleomorphic on electron micrographs, are osmotic fragile, and belong to one of the most nutritionally fastidious groups of microorganisms.
doi:10.1017/s143192760550360x fatcat:kasbu3w335hwhatbs7pggur3n4