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The Mycoplasmas V5 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120784059, 9780323143554

The Mycoplasmas V5

1st Edition

Spiroplasmas, Acholeplasmas, and Mycoplasmas of plants and Arthropods

Editor: R Whitcomb
eBook ISBN: 9780323143554
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st December 1988
Page Count: 679
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The Mycoplasmas,Volume V: Spiroplasmas, Acholeplasmas,and Mycoplasmas of Plants and Arthropods focuses on existing knowledge and recent development in research on spiroplasmas, acholeplasmas, and other mollicutes of plants and arthropods. Organized into 11 chapters, this volume discusses the nutrition, cultivation, ecology, and molecular and cellular biology of spiroplasmas. Because the occurrence of other mollicutes (mycoplasma and acholeplasma) in plant and arthropod environments is not extensively discussed in other volumes, this volume shows the rapid progress in describing the new mollicutes from arthropods and plant surface that they contaminate. Molecular studies of mollicute phylogeny and plant infections incited by the so-called mycoplasma-like organisms are also presented. This book will provide a comprehensive reference source for all mycoplasmologists and a relevant and exhaustive summary of recent advances in the study of spiroplasmas, acholeplasmas, and mycoplasmas in plant and arthropod hosts for microbiologists, cellular and molecular biologists, plant pathologists, and entomologists.

Table of Contents

Contents of Volume I

1 / Classification and Taxonomy

2 / Phylogenetic Relationships Between Mycoplasmas and Other Prokaryotes

3 / Morphology and Ultrastructure of the Mycoplasmatales

4 / Nutrition, Growth, and Reproduction

5 / Motility

6 / The Molecular Biology of Mycoplasmas

7 I Respiratory Pathways and Energy-Yielding Mechanisms

8 / Isolation and Characterization of Mycoplasma Membranes

9 / The Composition of Membrane Lipids and Lipopolysaccharides

10 / Molecular Organization of Membrane Lipids

11 / Membrane Proteins

12 / Transport Systems

13 / Antigenic Determinants

14 / Mycoplasma and Spiroplasma Viruses: Ultrastructure

15 / Mycoplasma and Spiroplasma Viruses: Molecular Biology

16 / Special Features of the Acholeplasmas

17 / Special Features of Ureaplasmas

18 / Special Features of Thermoplasmas

19 / Special Features of Anaeroplasmas

Contents of Volume II

1 / Avian Mycoplasmas

2 / Bovine Mycoplasmas

3 / Caprine-Ovine Mycoplasmas

4 / Porcine Mycoplasmas

5 / Equine Mycoplasmas

6 / The Mycoplasma Flora of Human and Nonhuman Primates

7 I Canine and Feline Mycoplasmas

8 / Murine and Other Small-Animal Mycoplasmas

9 / Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infections of Man

10 / Mycoplasmas in Human Genitourinary Infections

11 / Mycoplasmas as Arthritogenic Agents

12 / Humoral and Cellular Immune Responses to Mycoplasmas

13 / Mycoplasma-Tissue Cell Interactions

14 / Mycoplasmas in Organ Culture

Contents of Volume III

1 / Diversity of Wall-Less Prokaryotes in Plant Vascular Tissue, Fungi, and Invertebrate Animals

2 / Symptomatology of Spiroplasmal Plant Diseases

3 / Cultivation of Spiroplasmas

4 / Cell Biology of Spiroplasmas

5 / Spiroplasmas of Tick Origin and Their Pathogenicity

6 / Sex Ratio Organisms (Spiroplasmas) of Drosophila

7 I Mechanisms of Spiroplasma Pathogenicity

8 / Mycoplasmas and Yellows Diseases

9 / Vector Transmission of Mycoplasmal Agents of Plant Diseases

10 / Chemotherapy of Mycoplasmal Plant Diseases

Contents of Volume IV

1 / Newly Discovered Mollicutes

2 / Mycoplasmal and Mixed Infections of the Human Male Urogenital Tract and Their Possible Complications

3 / Mycoplasmal Respiratory Infections

4 / Mycoplasma-lnduced Arthritis

5 / Mycoplasma Adherence

6 / Interactions of Mycoplasmas and Their Products with Lymphoid Cells in Vitro

7 I Humoral and Cell-Mediated Immunity

8 / Infection Sequelae and Autoimmune Reactions in Mycoplasma pneumoniae Infection

9 / Pathogenicity Factors in Mycoplasmas and Spiroplasmas

10 / Cell Culture Mycoplasmas

11 / Laboratory Diagnosis of Mycoplasma Infections

12 / Chemotherapy of Mycoplasma Infections

13 / Immunization against Mycoplasma Infections

Subject Index


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1st December 1988
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