Mycoplasma detection: Speed and sensitivity calls for a shift to RT-PCR-based methods

  Mycoplasma contamination of cell cultures is an alarming reality: 25% of all cultures are reported to be contaminated with Mycoplasma, and further challenges – such as the fact Mycoplasma is hard to detect with regular light microscopes – make these numbers even more urgent. Mycoplasmas are very small prokaryotes which lack a cell wall. The best option for mycoplasma-infected cell