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

B. L. Beaman, A. L. Bourgeois

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Abstract

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
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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