The Mycoplasmataceae is a family of bacteria [1] in the order Mycoplasmatales. This family comprises the genera Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma.

In 1967 the Order Mycoplasmatales was incorporated into the class Mollicutes.[2]



Main article: Mycoplasma

Mycoplasma refers to a genus of bacteria that lack a cell wall and possess a three layered cell wall.[3] They can be parasitic or saprotrophic. Several species are sexually transmitted and pathogenic in humans. Others are found on cats, dogs, and barnyard fowl.


Ureaplasma is a genus of bacteria belonging to the family Mycoplasmataceae. As the name imples, ureaplasma is urease positive.

It includes the species:

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