Morphology and viability of large bodies of streptococcal L-forms.


A procedure is described for the massive formation and isolation of large bodies of group A and D streptococcal L-forms. Up to 90% individual bodies of 20 to 100 mum in diameter can be produced in pour plates of nutrient gelatin and subsequently harvested by simple micromanipulation. The growth of these giant bodies was followed by light microscopy and… (More)


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