Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Cell Biology Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

PDF

2002

Gail Gasparich

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Cell Biology

Spiroplasmas: Evolution, Adaptation And Diversity, Gail E. Gasparich Feb 2002

Spiroplasmas: Evolution, Adaptation And Diversity, Gail E. Gasparich

Gail Gasparich

Since its designation as a separate genus some 30 years ago, Spiroplasmas have been well documented in a wide range of hosts and as the causative agent of several plant and insect diseases. One major area of research is the continued identification and taxonomical characterization of new Spiroplasma sp. combined with a determination of phylogenetic relationships among the various Spiroplasma sp. and between the Spiroplasmas and other members of the Mollicutes and Eubacteria. Although most phylogenetic analyses have been dependent on 16S rDNA sequence data, progress in two Spiroplasma sp. genome sequencing projects will provide new genomic regions for comparative ...