Ultrastructure of L-phase variants isolated from a culture of Mycobacterium phlei.

@article{Imaeda1975UltrastructureOL,
  title={Ultrastructure of L-phase variants isolated from a culture of Mycobacterium phlei.},
  author={Tamotsu Imaeda},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={1975},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={389-95}
}
Relatively stable L-phase colonies were isolated from old cultures of a selected clone of Mycobacterium phlei. The colonies grew at 52 degrees C and were composed of rod-shaped, oval or spherical cells. Large amoeba-like cells were occasionally present. These were usually limited by a double-layered membrane and devoid of normal cell-wall components such as bacteriophage receptors. The large amoeba-like bodies sometimes showed both outer and inner double-layered membranes, especially in… CONTINUE READING