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.


The 21st Congress of the IOM will take place in Brisbane, Australia from July 3rd to 7th, 2016. For more information, please visit the meeting website.

Abstracts for the 21st Congress of the IOM can be submitted through February 5th, 2016 February 19th, 2016 - the deadline has been extended. The link to the abstract submission site is on this page.

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.