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The genus Spiroplasma contains bacteria-like organisms which have no cell wall, are motile and have a helical shape. They are frequently associated with insects or ticks but some are also found in plants and several are pathogens causing stunting and yellows diseases.
The spiroplasmas are classified under the Mollicutes which includes forms like the phytoplasmas but also the mycoplasmas which can cause diseases in vertebrates.
The following diseases are currently entered in the system: