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Some Effects of Diflubenzuron on Growth and Sporogenesis in Streptomyces spp.

By Richard A. Smucker and Susanne L. Simon


Diflubenzuron, an insect growth regulator that blocks chitin deposition in insect cuticles, was tested for its effects on morphogenesis of Streptomyces spp. Use of diflubenzuron resulted in reduced dominance of spore hairs, reduced the width of the outer wall, and prevented formation of the inner spore wall in S. bambergiensis. In S. coelicolor, diflubenzuron altered the structure of the fibrillar pattern of spore envelopes. Exposure to diflubenzuron resulted in small increases in exported protein and in a ca. 20% increase in chitinase in both Streptomyces spp

Topics: Applied Environmental and Public Health Microbiology
Year: 1986
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