Sugar uptake by Mycoplasma mycoides strain PT994 and Mycoplasma canis strain 85 B97
Shahram, Masoud, Nicholas, Robin A. J., Miles, Roger J., Kelly, Donovan P. and Wood, Ann P.. (2008) Sugar uptake by Mycoplasma mycoides strain PT994 and Mycoplasma canis strain 85 B97. Annals of Microbiology, Vol.58 (No.3). pp. 509-512. ISSN 1590-4261Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF03175550
A pathogenic strain of each of Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides (Large Colony type) (strain PT994) and Mycoplasma canis (strain 85 B97) showed different patterns of sugar uptake when provided with glucose and a disaccharide. Maltose had no effect on the uptake of glucose or of a-methylglucoside by M. mycoides, whereas glucose inhibited the uptake of maltose. Maltose uptake by growing cultures of M. mycoides recommenced immediately after glucose exhaustion. There was thus an interaction between the two sugars for uptake, with glucose inhibiting the uptake of maltose either by competing for a common transporter or by suppression of a specific maltose-binding system. In contrast, uptake of glucose and sucrose by M. canis showed no interaction, with both sugars being used concurrently, and were thus transported by independent systems. Sugar uptake by both species was inhibited by fluoride, consistent with the operation of glycolysis, and possibly phosphoenolpyruvate-dependent sugar uptake systems.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Biological Sciences ( -2010)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Annals of Microbiology|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 509-512|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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