What are the economic importances of the mycoplasmas?

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  1. It causes diseases to plants, animals and human.
  2. Some of the Mycoplasma species are commensal organisms.
  3. Infertility in human is caused by the three species of Mycoplasma.
  4. Mycoplasma dispar is an etiological agent of bronchopneumonia in calves.
  5. Mycoplasma gallisepticum and Mycoplasma meleagridis causes respiratory disease in the domestic poultry. The disease causes substantial losses in the poultry production.
  6. Mycoplasmal disease of the ruminants is a socio-economical problem.
  7. Mycoplasma pneumonia causes disease in the respiratory tract of human beings resulting in the symptoms such as the fever, cough, head ache etc.
  8. Witches broom of potato, Corn stunt, aster yellow etc.  are caused by Mycoplasma.
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