Novel cellular organization in a gliding mycoplasma, Mycoplasma insons

Ryan F. Relich, Aaron J. Friedberg, Mitchell F. Balish

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Mycoplasmas that are known to exhibit gliding motility possess a differentiated tip structure. This polar organelle mediates cytadherence and gliding motor activity and contains a cytoskeleton-like component that provides structural support. Here, we describe gliding motility and a unique cytoskeleton in Mycoplasma insons, which lacks any obviously differentiated tip structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5312-5314
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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