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Temperature sensitivity of the penicillin-induced autolysis mechanism in nongrowing cultures of Escherichia coli.

By W Kusser and E E Ishiguro

Abstract

The effect of incubation temperature on the ampicillin-induced autolysis of nongrowing Escherichia coli was determined. The autolysis mechanisms in amino acid-deprived relA mutant cells treated with chloramphenicol were temperature sensitive. This temperature-sensitive autolysis was demonstrated in three independent ways: turbidimetric determinations, viable cell counts, and solubilization of radiolabeled peptidoglycan

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1987
DOI identifier: 10.1128/jb.169.5.2310-2312.1987
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:212167
Provided by: PubMed Central
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