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Problem: Compare and contrast Mycobacteria and Mycoplasma regarding 1) structure, 2) favored location, 3) virulence factors.

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Mycoplasma refers to a genus of bacteria that lacks a cell wall while Mycobacteria are acid-fast gram positive bacteria that have a very thick, protective, waxy cell wall.

There are many difference between the two and here are some;

  • Structure
    • MYCOPLASMA: since mycolasma doesn’t have any cell wall, it does not possess any definite shape and therefore, pleomorphic.
    • MYCOBACTERIA: as opposed to the mycoplasma, mycobacterium do have cell wall and therefore posseses deifinite shape, mostly in form of curved or straight rods
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Compare and contrast Mycobacteria and Mycoplasma regarding 1) structure, 2) favored location, 3) virulence factors.

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