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Electrical properties of the membranes of the pleuropneumonia-like organism A 5969.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Biophysical journal
Publication Date
Volume
2
Pages
395–407
Identifiers
PMID: 13909656
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Mycoplasma/Physiology
  • Pleuropneumonia-Like Organisms/Physiology

Abstract

The electrical properties of the pleuropneumonia-like organism A 5969 have been determined over the frequency range from 0.5 to 250 Mcps. The frequency dependence of the dielectric constant and conductivity of PPLO suspensions is completely consistent with the existence of a membrane. The PPLO has an internal conductance which in part reflects its ionic equilibrium with normal nutrient and macromolecular constituents. But it is fairly independent from variation in external ionic strength.

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