Accession Number : AD0482342

Title :   COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY OF PLEUROPNEUMONIA-LIKE AND L-TYPE ORGANISMS.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 1, 1 May 65-30 Apr 66,

Corporate Author : SOUTH DAKOTA UNIV VERMILLION DEPT OF MICROBIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Paul F.

Report Date : 18 MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Attempts to produce L-forms of fungi were unsuccessful. Examination of the biosynthetic pathway to ornithine in 2 L-forms and their parent bacteria, two yeasts and seven Mycoplasma revealed a similarity between Mycoplasma, L-forms and bacteria. Likewise the mechanism of biosynthesis of lysine in Mycoplasma and bacterial L-forms is bacterial-like. Preliminary studies on the nature of forces binding membrane subunits together to form the cytoplasmic membrane of Mycoplasma indicate involvement of both hydrophobic and ionic bonds. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROORGANISMS, PHYSIOLOGY), MORPHOLOGY(BIOLOGY), MYCOPLASMA, BACTERIA, ENZYMES, PHYSIOLOGY, FUNGI, BIOCHEMISTRY, GLUTAMIC ACID, INHIBITION, CYTOPLASM, YEASTS, CHEMICAL BONDS, LIPOPROTEINS, MEMBRANES(BIOLOGY), BIOSYNTHESIS, SACCHAROMYCETES, CANDIDA, STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS, CULTURE MEDIA, NOCARDIA, ACTINOMYCES, PROTEUS, PLEUROPNEUMONIA LIKE ORGANISMS, METABOLISM.

Subject Categories : Biochemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE