M. Catharine McElwain

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Cell extracts of Acholeplasma laidlawii B-PG9, Acholeplasma morum S2, Mycoplasma capricolum 14, and Mycoplasma gallisepticum S6 were examined for 37 cytoplasmic enzyme activities involved in the salvage and biosynthesis of purines. All of these organisms had adenine phosphoribosyltransferase activity (EC 2.4.2.7) and hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase(More)
Cell-free extracts of two strictly anaerobic mollicutes, Anaeroplasma intermedium 5LA and Asteroleplasma anaerobium 161T, were tested for enzymic activities of intracellular carbohydrate metabolism. Asteroleplasma anaerobium was also tested for enzymes of purine and pyrimidine metabolism. Both organisms had enzymic activities associated with the(More)
The wings and abdomens of dysgenic and nondysgenic control flies were scored for the presence of clones of cells mutant for first and third chromosome markers. These exceptional clones can arise from mitotic recombination, de novo mutation or deletion, and P-M hybrid dysgenesis has been shown to increase the frequency of parallel processes occurring in(More)
Heavy metals, including cadmium, are common contaminants in environments subject to human activity. Responses to exposure in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, are dosage-dependent and resistance is selectable. While metallothionein-mediated sequestration has been extensively studied as a mechanism of cadmium resistance, a link between selection for(More)
An adenylate-specific purine nucleoside phosphorylase (purine nucleoside:orthophosphate ribosyltransferase, EC12.4.2.1) (PNP) was isolated from a cytoplasmic fraction of Acholeplasma laidlawii B-PG9 and partially purified (820-fold). This partially purified PNP could only ribosylate adenine and deribosylate adenosine and deoxyadenosine. The A. laidlawii(More)
The mutation ee often produces an ectopic eye on the vertex that is a mirror image partial duplication of the normal eye on the ipsilateral side of the head. The pattern of the duplication and a clonal analysis by mitotic recombination indicate that the duplications are of dorsal eye and orbital structures. Large ectopic eyes (more than 100 ommatidia) and(More)
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