Insect cell cultures in the study of attachment and pathogenicity of spiroplasmas and mycoplasmas.

@article{Steiner1984InsectCC,
  title={Insect cell cultures in the study of attachment and pathogenicity of spiroplasmas and mycoplasmas.},
  author={Theodor Steiner and G. Mcgarrity and Joseph Marie Bov{\'e} and David M. Phillips and Monique Garnier},
  journal={Annales de microbiologie},
  year={1984},
  volume={135A 1},
  pages={47-53}
}
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, S. floricola BNR-1 and OBMG, S. apis PPS-1 and the strains BC-3, corn stunt spiroplasma (CSS) and 277F produced cytopathogenic effects (CPE… CONTINUE READING