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Growth of the surface of Corynebacterium diphtheriae.
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PMID:  6417458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surface structure and growth of the surface of Corynebacterium diphtheriae mitis strain were investigated by scanning electron microscopy and the immunofluorescence technique. The surface of the cell revealed by the scanning electron microscope showed a few elevated circular zones which encompassed the cell. The cell diameter increased at this zone and this gave the club-shaped appearance to this species. The cell surface labeled with specific antibodies against the whole bacterial cell and tagged with ferritin remained at a constant length during cell division cycles and the new cell surface emerged from the polar ends of the cell. This new wall surface was completely devoid of the ferritin particles indicating that the cell wall component on the old preexistent wall was completely conserved. A similar finding was obtained by immunofluorescence microscopy. C. diphtheriae, unlike Bacillus spp., showed apical growth as has been observed in fungal cells.
A Umeda; K Amako
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Microbiology and immunology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0385-5600     ISO Abbreviation:  Microbiol. Immunol.     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-01-07     Completed Date:  1984-01-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703966     Medline TA:  Microbiol Immunol     Country:  JAPAN    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  663-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cell Division
Cell Membrane / ultrastructure
Cell Wall / ultrastructure
Corynebacterium diphtheriae / growth & development*,  ultrastructure
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Microscopy, Electron
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
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