- Mycoplasma pneumoniae was linked to respiratory infection by Roux and Nocard in 1989. Mycoplasma pneumoniae is the bacteria spread through respiration system and usually causes infection.
- It was found when Roux and Nocard isolated the organisms from bovine pleuropneumonia specimens (another respiratory system infectious caused by other bacteria).
- The infection causes by Mycoplasma pneumoniae such as tracheobranchitis and primary atypical pneumonia.
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae is characterized by small genome and their lack of cell walls.
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae has a genome of 800kb which has been mapped by researchers in germany in Richard Hermann's laboratory.
Mycoplasma pneumoniae chromosome mapped using EcoRI.
- Based on the research that done by Richard Hermann in the Genome Project, it was proved that the genome size of Mycoplasma pneumoniae is 816394bp long.
- The length of the Mycoplasma pneumoniae's coding regions is 724174bp and it corresponds to 88.7% of the entire genome.