The Biology of Mycoplasmas - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126520507, 9780323158398

The Biology of Mycoplasmas

1st Edition

Editors: Paul F. Smith
eBook ISBN: 9780323158398
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1971
Page Count: 270
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Description

The Biology of Mycoplasmas discusses the origins, structure, significance, and dynamics of reproduction and growth of mycoplasmas. It also explains the relationship of mycoplasmas to bacteria and bacterial L-forms as well as to its chemical and physical environment. The book compares mycoplasmas with other group of microorganisms. In this way, it explains the rationale of separating this group from other groups. Aside from describing the organism and its growth and relationships, the book also explains the pathogenicity and significance of mycoplasmas as cells. It also discusses the immunological response to this group of organisms. This book will be invaluable to general biological scientist as well as to undergraduate and graduate students specializing in biology, microbiology, and other related sciences.

Table of Contents


Preface

1. Origin s of Mycoplasmas

A. Historical

B. Basis for Classification as a Separate Group

C. Relationship of Mycoplasmas to the Bacterial L Phase

References

2. Structure of the Mycoplasmal Cell

A. Morphology: Its Physical and Chemical Basis

B. Ultrastructure

References

3. Dynamics of Reproduction and Growth

A. Energy Production

B. Biosynthesis

C. Nutrition

D. Modes of Reproduction

E. Cell Growth

References

4. Relationship of Structure to Function

A. Cytoplasmic Membrane

B. The Genome

C. Function of the Bleb Region

References

5. Interaction of Mycoplasmas with Their Environment

A. Physical Environment

B. Chemical Environment

C. Host-Parasite Interactions

References

6. Significance of Mycoplasmas as Cells

A. The Simplest Cellular Model

B. Evolutionary Development

C. Mycoplasma-Host Cell Interactions

Author Index

Subject Index




Details

No. of pages:
270
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1971
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323158398

About the Editor

Paul F. Smith

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