|Category:||Notifiable diseases and bacteria|
|Etymology:||Genus name: fungus shaped.|
Species epithet: from a turkey.
|Type Strain:||17529 = ATCC 25294 = NCTC 10153.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Forms small colonies, which are not always umbonated ("fried egg appearance"). The macro morphology can be observed in a microscope.|
|Micromorphology:||Small coccoid cells.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-, but is normally not gram stained because the cells will then be fragmented.|
|Metabolism:||Fakulatively anaerobic.Energy source: arginine (pH is increased).|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||Glucose -|
|Spec. Char.:||Lacks a cell wall.|
|Disease:||Airsacculitis, bone deformities, reduced hatchability and growth rate.
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 125 species have been described within the genus Mycoplasma. M. meleagridis belongs to the bovis cluster in the hominis group.|
|Legislation:||Avian mycoplasmosis caused by M. meleagridis is notifyable to the Swedish Board of Agriculture in Sweden|