Mycoplasma-Like Structures in the Aquatic Fungus Aphanomyces astaci

Science  01 Feb 1974:
Vol. 183, Issue 4123, pp. 434-435
DOI: 10.1126/science.183.4123.434


The hyphae of a nonzoosporulating strain of Aphanomyces astaci contain numerous structures which most closely resemble published micrographs of certain mycoplasmas. Two normal strains of the same species do not contain these mycoplasma-like bodies.