spiroplasma


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spiroplasma

(spī′rə-plăz′mə)
n.
Any of various small spiral-shaped bacteria of the genus Spiroplasma that lack a cell wall, move by means of a flexing motion, and cause diseases in some plants and insects.
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Assessment of genetic diversity in Spiroplasma citri by RAPD, rep-PCR and bacteriophage primers.
The two bacteria are often lumped together, since both are in the genus Spiroplasma, an intriguing class of bacteria found in some insects, ticks, and plants.
celatum, Borrelia burgdorferi, and Spiroplasma citri (7-9).
Presence of Spiroplasma penaei in plankton, benthos and fauna in shrimps farms of Colombia
Point out that the spiroplasma (the thermostable, small, helical bacteria discovered in the 1970s) was so small that it could pass through bacterial filters.
Biophysicists and mathematicians have devised new equations to describe fast, efficient, small swimmers such as Spiroplasma bacteria, which move by propagating kinks in alternate directions along their spiral-shaped bodies.
Maternally inherited endosymbionts such as Wolbachia, Rickettsia, and Spiroplasma species are known to affect reproductive and behavioral traits of their predominantly arthropod hosts (see Charlat et al.
The object selected was a single bacterium, Spiroplasma Milliferum, made at 150-nanometer resolution and computer-refined to 75 nanometers, but requiring an exposure to the beam of just 15 femtoseconds (quadrillionths of a second).
Characterization of basic proteins from Spiroplasma melliferum using novel immobilized pH gradients.
El primer caso conocido, aunque insuficientemente estudiado, fue el de Spiroplasma spp.