Talk:L-form bacteria

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Comments and suggestions[edit]

Please comment here. Tim Vickers (talk) 15:50, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

Could we add a picture of L-form next to equivalent normal forms? 64.71.2.189 (talk) 20:56, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

This is a very well written and researched article that highlights the uses and significance of L-form bacteria while fairly emphasising the controversial and unproven aspects of their biology. User:The Red Lexicon 15:30, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Impressive article, I have two links I feel could be apropriate to have here in the external-articles or further reading. The websites are sites of researchers specializing in these l-forms: Prof. Shlomo Trachtenberg http://trachtenberg.huji.ac.il/ and Dr. Nadya Markova http://nadya.markova.googlepages.com/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kajducker (talkcontribs) 23:31, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Tim Vickers (talk) 02:02, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Mycoplasmas[edit]

Can you clarify something? At the top of the article, it says that L-forms derive from either gram positive or gram negative species, but are, themselves, always gram negative because they lack cell walls. But in the next section, it reads that mycoplasmas are not believed to be L-forms because they don't derive from bacteria with cell walls. Isn't this a contradiction? If not, can it be made more clear? Thank you Ronsword (talk) 17:09, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Bacteria without a cell wall, including mycoplasmas, are Gram-negative, but not necessaralily derived from Gram-negative bacteria. The latter do have a cell wall and a bacterial outer membrane. Mycoplasmas are Gram-negative, but not Gram-negative bacteria. --Wickey-nl (talk) 10:02, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. Ronsword (talk) 18:42, 16 April 2010 (UTC)