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.


For  information about the 20th IOM Congress in Blumenau, Brazil go the congress web site. Now is the time to renew your IOM membership to save money on meeting registration fees. The IOM will be providing a registration discount for students/postdocs and Retired members to offset the cost of visa fees.

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.