Variations in properties of Nocardia asteroides resulting from growth in the cell wall-deficient state

B. L. Beaman, Louis Bourgeois

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Several revertants possessing a cell wall were obtained from L-forms of Nocardia asteroides 10905. These L-form revertants differed from the parent in respect to colonial and cellular morphology, pigmentation, metabolic capacities, cell wall structure, and mycolic acid composition. These data suggest a possible mechanism for the taxonomic heterogeneity and phenotypic diversity observed among N. asteroides strains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)574-578
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume14
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Nocardia asteroides
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Cell Wall
Mycolic Acids
Pigmentation
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Variations in properties of Nocardia asteroides resulting from growth in the cell wall-deficient state. / Beaman, B. L.; Bourgeois, Louis.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 14, No. 5, 1981, p. 574-578.

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