Acholeplasma
A genus of bacteria (order Mycoplasmatales) that have characteristics identical to those of the species in the genus Mycoplasma, with the exception that the acholeplasmas do not require sterol for growth; saprophytic and parasitic species occur. The type species is A. laidlawii.
- A. axanthum a species originally found in a murine leukemia cell line; ecology bovine, porcine, botanical.
- A. laidlawii a species that occurs as a saprophyte in sewage, manure, humus, and soil; type species of the genus A.. SYN: Mycoplasma laidlawii.

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Acho·le·plas·ma (a″ko-le-plazґmə) [a-1 + chole- + plasma] a genus of bacteria of the family Acholeplasmataceae, made up of spherical cells bounded by a triple-layered membrane but lacking a cell wall, and not requiring serum or cholesterol for growth. The type species is A. laidlawґii.

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