Mycoplasma viruses.

  title={Mycoplasma viruses.},
  author={Jack Maniloff},
  journal={Critical reviews in microbiology},
  volume={15 4},
Unlike bacterial viruses that infect cells bounded by a cell wall, mycoplasma viruses have evolved to enter and propagate in mycoplasma cells bounded only by a single lipid-protein cell membrane. In addition, mycoplasmas have the smallest amount of genetic information of any known cells, so their complexity is constrained by a limited genetic coding capacity. As a consequence of these host cell differences, mycoplasma viruses have been found to have a variety of structures and replication… CONTINUE READING

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