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Phylogeny of Firmicutes with special reference to Mycoplasma (Mollicutes) as inferred from phosphoglycerate kinase amino acid sequence data.
The phylogenetic position of the Mollicutes has been re-examined by using phosphoglycerate kinase (Pgk) amino acid sequences. Hitherto unpublished sequences from Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides,Expand
The comparative metabolism of the mollicutes (Mycoplasmas): the utility for taxonomic classification and the relationship of putative gene annotation and phylogeny to enzymatic function in the
Mollicutes or mycoplasmas are a class of wall-less bacteria descended from low G + C% Gram-positive bacteria. Some are exceedingly small, about 0.2 micron in diameter, and are examples of theExpand
Comparative metabolism of Mesoplasma, Entomoplasma, Mycoplasma, and Acholeplasma.
Cytoplasmic fractions from species of the Mollicutes genera Entomoplasma, Mesoplasma, Mycoplasma, and Acholeplasma were assayed for NADH oxidase (NADH ox), ATP- and PPi-dependent phosphofructokinaseExpand
Central Carbohydrate Pathways: Metabolic Flexibility and the Extra Role of Some “Housekeeping” Enzymes
The biologic simplicity personified by Mollicutes cells was exposed by several revolutionary studies that established the utility of examining simple prokaryotes in studying life 13,17,46,53,59.Expand
Ureaplasma urealyticum: an opportunity for combinatorial genomics.
  • J. Pollack
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in microbiology
  • 1 April 2001
Examination of genomic or enzymatic activity data alone neither provides a complete picture of metabolic function or potential nor confidently reveals sites amenable to inhibition. Furthermore, inExpand
Taxonomic utility of a phylogenetic analysis of phosphoglycerate kinase proteins of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukaryota: insights by Bayesian analyses.
We studied 131 protein sequences of the essentially ubiquitous glycolytic enzyme 3-phosphoglycerate kinase (3-PGK) by Bayesian analyses in three Domains: 15 Archaea, 83 Bacteria, and 33 Eukaryota.Expand
Synthesis of adenylate nucleotides by Mollicutes (mycoplasmas).
Cultures of the Mollicutes (mycoplasma) Acholeplasma laidlawii B, Acholeplasma morum, Mycoplasma bovis, Mycoplasma arginini, Mycoplasma fermentans and Mycoplasma gallisepticum, representing fourExpand
A mollicute (mycoplasma) DNA repair enzyme: purification and characterization of uracil-DNA glycosylase.
The DNA repair enzyme uracil-DNA glycosylase from Mycoplasma lactucae (831-C4) was purified 1,657-fold by using affinity chromatography and chromatofocusing techniques. The only substrate for theExpand
Isolation, Characterization, and Immunogenicity of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Membranes.
Membrane and soluble fractions of Mycoplasma pneumoniae, M. pulmonis, and M. laidlawii B were prepared by hypotonic lysis of whole cells. The membranes of M. pneumoniae and M. laidlawii B contained,Expand
The necessity of combining genomic and enzymatic data to infer metabolic function and pathways in the smallest bacteria: amino acid, purine and pyrimidine metabolism in Mollicutes.
  • J. Pollack
  • Medicine
  • Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual…
  • 2002
Bacteria of the class Mollicutes have no cell wall. One species, Mycoplasma genitalium is the personification of the simplest form of independent cell-free life. Its small genome (580 kbp) is theExpand