Supramolecular structures in mycoplasmas.

  • Ulrike Göbel
  • Published 1983 in The Yale journal of biology and medicine


Mycoplasma pneumoniae cells treated with Triton X-100 showed a detergent-resistant cytoskeleton. This cytoskeleton consists of microfilaments which seem related to eukaryotic actin filaments, both morphologically and in some chemical properties, including specific staining by anti-actin antibodies and rhodamine-labeled phalloidin. The degree of homology… (More)


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