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Action of Lysozyme on Penicillin-Induced Filaments of Proteus vulgaris

By Jacqueline Fleck, Jean-Pierre Martin and Michèle Mock


Penicillin-induced filaments of Proteus vulgaris P 18 had a seemingly unaltered cell envelope. Lysozyme, however, reduced the wall part of these filaments into a three-layered structure and caused transformation into spheroplasts. Although cross walls and membrane septa were absent in the filaments, most of the lysozyme-induced spheroplasts remained attached to each other

Topics: Morphology and Ultrastructure
Year: 1974
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