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The role of genital mycoplasmas as pathogens - - are generally neglected by diagnostic laboratories in the United Kingdom, possibly due to the lack of a suitable commercially-available culture medium. We have evaluated the bioMerieux Mycoplasma-Lyo system using qualitative and quantitative studies and have found it to have suitable qualities and practical advantages for detection of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis.

What is Mycoplasma Lyo medium?

I think it is some sort of anaerobic solid medium for all other mycoplasmas except M. pneumoniae (strict aerobe).

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i think your guess is right as lyo means a solution [ref:lyophobic-meaning feared of other solution] and more over the site also has column to comment in where you can comment your question and you might get your direct answer over there – agha rehan abbas Jun 30 '14 at 18:00
Lyo could just mean the medium is lysopholized. I've checked the company that makes this stuff and not found an answer yet – rhill45 Jun 30 '14 at 22:48
@rhill45 Did you mean "lyophilised" as in freeze-dried? I don't know of "lysophilised" as a term. – March Ho Sep 18 at 1:17
@MarchHo yes, thank you for correcting typo – rhill45 Sep 18 at 1:19

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