September 8, 2013
Dr. Don Huber, an agricultural scientist and expert in microbial ecology has discovered a new organism in genetically engineered animal feed. This mysterious organism, which he categorizes as a mycoplasma that has since been clearly linked to infertility and miscarriage in cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, and poultry, which he also links to human fertility problems.
Mycoplasma are the smallest living cells yet discovered. They can survive without oxygen and are resistant to Penicillin.
Their nature is essentially unknown, as far as their relationships with other organisms, while being minute in size and not being qualified as bacteria they were originally considered viruses for years.
Currently, mycoplasmas are considered to have evolved from gram-positive, walled eubacteria by degenerative evolution, meaning their evolutionary history appears to include the loss of cell wall. Further, in 1960s and 1970s knowledge about ultrastructure, cell membrane, genome and metabolic pathways of mycoplasmas resulted in conclusion that they are smallest and simplest self-replicating organisms.