Welcome to the IOM

The International Organization for Mycoplasmology (IOM) is a non-profit scientific organization dedicated to the study of the Mollicutes, cell wall-less bacteria that infect a wide variety of animals and plants. For new memberships and membership renewals, click on the Membership tab above.


21st Congress of the IOM

Christine Knox, organizer of the Brisbane IOM meeting from July 3rd to July 7th (please see the meeting website), offers this announcement:

"Registrations for the 21st Congress of the International Organization for Mycoplasmology have now opened. The page includes a link to a currency conversion page for your convenience. Three accommodation packages are available and these modern hotel rooms and one and two bedroom units are just  two blocks from QUT. The accommodation is within the CBD and QUT is just a pleasant stroll away, through the Botanical Gardens. We look forward to welcoming you to Brisbane."

Makoto Miyata and his research group is working on a video project of motility in mycoplasmas. More information can be found in Recent News.

The Phylum Tenericutes of the new edition of Bergey's Manual can be downloaded as a pdf file by clicking here.

CLSI Publishes Guideline on Methods for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for Human Mycoplasmas. See Recent News.

Culture Deposits
The Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (DSMZ) is now accepting deposits of mycoplasma strains. Go to Recent News for more information.