Theodor Steiner

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Spiroplasmas were propagated in the Drosophila melanogaster cell line Dm-1. Spiroplasma citri and unidentified strains (corn shunt organism, 277F [tick isolate], powder puff, BNR-1, honey bee, and OBMG) grew to 10(8) to 10(9) colony-forming units per ml and could be passaged. Cytopathic effect (CPE) varied with the infecting spiroplasma. The honey bee(More)
The insect cell lines Dm-1 (Drosophila melanogaster), AS-2 (Aceratagallia sanguinolenta) and AC-20 (Agallia constricta) were infected with spiroplasmas, mycoplasmas and Acholeplasma laidlawii. In Dm-1 cultures maintained at 25 degrees C in M1A medium, all strains multiplied except M. hyorhinis and the uncultivable sex-ratio organism. Spiroplasma citri R8A2,(More)
We have previously shown that Spiroplasma citri oxidoreduction sites, as revealed by the reduction of potassium tellurite into electron-dense tellurium crystals detectable by electron microscopy, were located at the blunt end of the organisms. The time of incubation of S. citri in potassium tellurite had no influence on the labeling. We have investigated(More)
Uridine phosphorylase activity has been used to detect mycoplasmas in cell cultures by measuring formation of14C-uracil from14C-uridine. In this report we show that all species ofMycoplasma, Acholeplasma, andUreaplasma tested exhibited uridine phorphorylase activity. Among the genusSpiroplasma, serogroups I-1, I-3, I-5, I-7, I-8, IV, XIII, and XIV lacked(More)
alpha-NADH can be determined in the presence of high concentrations of beta-NADH using anion exchange HPLC combined with oxidation of beta-NADH by lactate dehydrogenase. The method is suited for the detection of a large number of impurities. Residual absorption is a poor measure of alpha-NADH. By combination of preparative anion exchange chromatography and(More)
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