The Mycoplasmas V5

The Mycoplasmas V5

Spiroplasmas, Acholeplasmas, and Mycoplasmas of plants and Arthropods

1st Edition - December 1, 1988

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  • Editor: R Whitcomb
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143554

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 679
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1988
  • Published: December 1, 1988
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143554

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