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Molecular Landscapes by David S. Goodsell

Mycoplasma mycoides, 2011

Acknowledgement: Illustration by David S. Goodsell, The Scripps Research Institute. doi: 10.2210/rcsb_pdb/goodsell-gallery-011

This illustration shows an entire mycoplasma cell, created in collaboration with Field Test Independent Film Corps. The cell shown here is about 300 nanometers in diameter, which is at the small end of the range of observed sizes.

Key for “Mycoplasma mycoides”

    Protein synthesis (labels in black)
  1. DNA
  2. DNA polymerase
  3. single-stranded-DNA binding protein (protects single-stranded portions during replication)
  4. RNA polymerase
  5. messenger RNA
  6. ribosome
  7. transfer RNA(in pink) and elongation factor Tu (in blue)
  8. elongation factor Tu and Ts
  9. elongation factor G
  10. aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases
  11. topoisomerases
  12. Rec system for DNA repair: a) RecA, b) RecBC
  13. chaperonin GroEL (helps folding of new proteins)
  14. ClpA (destroys old proteins)

  15. Enzymes for energy production (labels in red)
  16. glycolytic enymes
  17. pyruvate dehydrogenase complex

  18. Membrane proteins (labels in blue)
  19. ATP synthase
  20. secretory proteins
  21. sodium pump
  22. zinc transporter
  23. magnesium transporter
  24. ABC transporter (different ABC transporters transport different types of molecules-ABC is short for "ATP-binding cassette")
  25. magnesium transporter
  26. lipoglycan (long carbohydrate chains connected to lipid in the membrane)