Isolation of a virus from Mycoplasma pulmonis.

Academic Article


  • A virus designated mycoplasma virus P1 has been isolated from Mycoplasma pulmonis. The virus infects M. pulmonis strain UAB 6510, and a plaque-forming unit assay has been developed. P1 has a tailed, polyhedral morphology with a head diameter of about 28 nm. Nucleic acid isolated from crude preparations of P1 virus contains double-stranded RNA, suggesting that P1 may be the first example of an RNA-containing mycoplasma virus.
  • Author List

  • Dybvig K; Liss A; Alderete J; Cole RM; Cassell GH
  • Start Page

  • 418
  • End Page

  • 422
  • Volume

  • 23
  • Issue

  • 5