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 2. Transmission electron photomicrograph of a hamster trachea ring infected with M. pneumoniae(43). Note the orientation of the mycoplasmas through their specialized tiplike organelle, which permits close association with the respiratory epithelium. M, mycoplasma; m, microvillus; C, cilia.
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