Ultrastructure and gliding motility of Mycoplasma amphoriforme, a possible human respiratory pathogen.

@article{Hatchel2006UltrastructureAG,
  title={Ultrastructure and gliding motility of Mycoplasma amphoriforme, a possible human respiratory pathogen.},
  author={Jennifer M Hatchel and Rebecca S Balish and Matthew L Duley and Mitchell F. Balish},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={152 Pt 7},
  pages={2181-9}
}
Despite their small size and reduced genomes, many mycoplasma cells have complex structures involved in virulence. Mycoplasma pneumoniae has served as a model for the study of virulence factors of a variety of mycoplasma species that cause disease in humans and animals. These cells feature an attachment organelle, which mediates cytadherence and gliding motility and is required for virulence. An essential component of the architecture of the attachment organelle is an internal detergent… CONTINUE READING

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Mycoplasma amphoriforme , a close relative of both M. pneumoniae and the avian pathogen Mycoplasma gallisepticum , is a recently discovered organism associated with chronic bronchitis in immunosuppressed individuals .
Mycoplasma amphoriforme , a close relative of both M. pneumoniae and the avian pathogen Mycoplasma gallisepticum , is a recently discovered organism associated with chronic bronchitis in immunosuppressed individuals .
Mycoplasma amphoriforme , a close relative of both M. pneumoniae and the avian pathogen Mycoplasma gallisepticum , is a recently discovered organism associated with chronic bronchitis in immunosuppressed individuals .
Mycoplasma amphoriforme , a close relative of both M. pneumoniae and the avian pathogen Mycoplasma gallisepticum , is a recently discovered organism associated with chronic bronchitis in immunosuppressed individuals .
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