NOTABLE for having the smallest genome of any known organism, Mycoplasma genitalium is a small bacterium which, like other Mycoplasma species, has no cell wall.
Residing in the human urogenital tract, it causes urethritis in males and females as well as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in females.
ViroStat has now released a new set of four monoclonal antibodies specific to M genitalium. They do not cross react with other Mycloplasmas and related bacteria.
These antibodies function in Elisa and IFA and are available for research and assay development.