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By A.H. Rose (Editor), J. Gareth Morris (Editor)

ISBN-10: 0120277190

ISBN-13: 9780120277193

This quantity in a research-level sequence covers diversified facets of microbial body structure and biochemistry together with inositol metabolisms in yeasts, bacterial adhesion, natural acids, the bacterial flagellum and the mechanical behaviour of bacterial mobilephone partitions. it truly is meant to be of use to microbiologists, biochemists and biotechnologists. different similar works during this sequence are volumes 29, 30 and 31.

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1973),it is tempting to findin this an explanation of the positive identification of growth zones in a bacillus, in contrast to the results from much other work which has favoured the introduction of new material by diffuse intercalation over the whole cylindrical region of the rods. Setting aside for a moment this tempting correlation, other work with bacilli, both on the distribution of bacteriophage receptor sites (Archibald and Coapes, 1976; Archibald, 1976) and on the distribution of radioactivity after application of very 22 HOWARD J.

Tc zoiics could bc lbuiid aloiig the cylinder of the cell, even in the experiments in which galactose was removed li-om the growth medium, and therefore wall turnover was presumably decreased. However, in the published pictures, resolution did not seen to be very high. More work is clearly needed with strains totally defective in wallcomponent turnover. The balance of evidence favoured the idea that length extension of Gram-positive rods occurs by some sort of diffuse intercalation of material over the cylindrical part of the cells until the very recent experiments by Pooley and his colleagues (1979).

This does not thicken or grow whilst the new pole is being formed (Higgins and Shockman, 1976) but does so when protein synthesis is shut off (Higgins and Shockman, 1970). In B . subtilis, however, there may be no hard and fast division into growing and nongrowing parts of the main cylindrical region of the cell thereby retaining a reserve of unused sites. A further problem arises as to how the new wall substance is accommodated, since all available evidence suggests that the new wall is extended out from the membrane under the old existing wall.

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