|Etymology:||Genus name: fungus shaped.|
Species epithet: tuft of wool.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||Ms42 = ATCC 27399 = NCTC 10143.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||Forms small atypical colonies, which lack a defined center. The colonies should be observed in a microscope.|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G-, but is normally not gram stained because the cells will then be fragmented.|
|Disease:||M. flocculare is an opportunistic pathogen, which may cause pneumonia in combination with other patogens (usually M. hyopneumoniae).
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 125 species have been described within the genus Mycoplasma. M. flocculare is closely related to M. hyopneumoniae, M. ovipneumoniae as well as M. dispar and belongs to the M. neurolyticum cluster within the hominis group.|