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.


There will be a mycoplasma meeting in Europe this coming June 3-5 in Pendik/Istanbul (Turkey). For more information click on the link here.

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.