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Trends Microbiol. 1998 Jan;6(1):15-8.

Mycoplasma pneumoniae cytadherence: organization and assembly of the attachment organelle.

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Dept of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens 30602, USA. dkrause@arches.uga.edu

Abstract

Mycoplasma pneumoniae has no cell wall but possesses a complex terminal structure that is required for polar localization of adhesins and is thought to participate in cell division. Several protein components of this structure have been identified by analysis of non-cytadhering mutants. Genetic manipulation of mycoplasmas now allows elucidation of the assembly and regulation of the terminal organelle.

PMID:
9481818
DOI:
10.1016/S0966-842X(97)01168-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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