Mycoplasmas: Sophisticated, Reemerging, and Burdened by Their Notoriety
Joel B. Baseman* and Joseph G. Tully†
Author affiliations: *The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA; †National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center, Frederick, Maryland, USA
Figure 1. Transmission electron photomicrographs of the specialized tip organelle of cytadherence-positive M. pneumoniae demonstrating a) truncated structure with nap, b) clustering of cytadherence-related proteins (P1, B, C, P30) at the tip based on immunolabeling with ferritin and colloidal gold and crosslinking studies, and c) Triton X-100-resistant, cytoskeleton-like, structure with distinct bleb and parallel filaments (14,43,45,46).
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