Nucleotide sequence of the Spiroplasma citri fibril protein gene.

  title={Nucleotide sequence of the Spiroplasma citri fibril protein gene.},
  author={David L Williamson and J. -M. Renaudin and Joseph Marie Bov{\'e}},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={173 14},
Electron microscopic observation of spiroplasmas lysed by detergent (sodium deoxycholate) revealed the release of bundles of fibrils from the cells. Individual fibrils are 4 nm in diameter and possess a 9-nm periodicity along their length. These fibrils are thought to function as cytoskeletal structures involved in the shape and motility of spiroplasmas. Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of density gradient-purified fibrils showed a protein of approximately 55 kDa. Oligonucleotide probes were… CONTINUE READING