pleuropneumonialike organisms

pleuropneumonialike organisms
(PPLO) originally, a group of filtrable microorganisms similar to Mycoplasma mycoides, which causes pleuropneumonia in cattle. They are now classified as bacteria and have been assigned to various species of the genus Mycoplasma.

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