Mycoplasma penetrans sp. nov., from the urogenital tract of patients with AIDS.

  title={Mycoplasma penetrans sp. nov., from the urogenital tract of patients with AIDS.},
  author={S. C. Lo and Michael M. Hayes and Joseph G. Tully and Richard Y-H Wang and Hitoshi Kotani and Phillip F Pierce and David L. Rose and Jim W-K Shih},
  journal={International journal of systematic bacteriology},
  volume={42 3},
An unusual mycoplasma, which was isolated from the urine of a human immunodeficiency virus-positive male homosexual patient, has an elongated flask shape and two unique sharply divided internal compartments. The tiplike compartment is densely packed with fine granules, and the body compartment is loosely filled with coarse granules consistent with ribosomal structures. The organism has properties of adherence, hemadsorption, and cytadsorption and invades many different types of mammalian cells… CONTINUE READING

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