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Potassium requirement for cell division in Anacystis nidulans

Ingram, L.O.; Thurston, E.L.

Journal of Bacteriology 125(1): 369-371

1976


ISSN/ISBN: 0021-9193
PMID: 812864
Accession: 016710746

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A potassium requirement for growth can be readily demonstrated in the autotrophic blue-green bacterium Anacystis nidulans strain TX20 equivalent to 0.7% of the cellular dry weight. Starvation of this organism for potassium partially dissociates growth from cell division, thereby inducing 50% of the population to form filaments.

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