Pollack JD1, Banzon J, Donelson K, Tully JG, Davis JW Jr, Hackett KJ, Agbanyim C, Miles RJ.
Int J Syst Bacteriol. 1996 Oct;46(4):881-4.We tested the ability of 62 growing strains belonging to the class Mollicutes to reduce the redox indicator and free-radical generator 1,1'-dibenzyl-4,4'-bipyridinium dichloride (benzyl viologen [BV]) to a blue-violet-purple color. BV was reduced by 12 Acholeplasma species but not by Acholeplasma multiforme PN525T (T = type strain). BV was also reduced by five of nine Mesoplasma species and by four of six Entomoplasma species. Read More