Hemadsorbing revertants were isolated from spontaneous hemadsorption-negative, avirulent mutants of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. The revertants simultaneously reacquired specific proteins absent in their homologous mutants, along with neuraminidase-sensitive adherence to the respiratory epithelium and virulence. Peptide mapping and immunological analysis indicated no precursor-product relationships among certain of these proteins.
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- Infectious Diseases