Microscopic observation of cytotoxic effect by M. genitalium strains. Cervical epithelial (HeLa) cells were plated in triplicate on microscopic slides and infected with M. genitalium G37 and TIM207 strains at an MOI of 1:50. Cells were observed with confocal laser microscope with 20X objective after 2–3 h incubation at 37°C. PBS indicates un-infected cells; G37, TIM207, TIM262 and HKG37 indicate infection of cells with M. genitalium wild type G37 strain, TIM207 mutant strain, TIM262 control strain and heat killed G37 bacteria, respectively.
Martinez et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:44 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-44