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Unidirectional growth and branch formation of a morphological mutant, Agrobacterium tumefaciens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4455684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Morphological characteristics of thermoconditional mutant Agrobacterium tumefaciens F-502 were investigated in relation to growth, division, and synthesis of cellular components. As a result of a shift from 27 to 37 C, mutant cells altered their morphology from short rods to elongated and branched forms; in addition, division and deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis were inhibited at 37 C. At 37 C unidirectional cell growth and branch formation occurred at one end of a cell, and the elongation rate of a cell was proportional to cell length. A hypothetical model for branch formation is presented in which the maximal elongation rate, 1.8 mum/h, at one end of a cell is an essential factor for initiation of branch formation.
T Fujiwara; S Fukui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of bacteriology     Volume:  120     ISSN:  0021-9193     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Bacteriol.     Publication Date:  1974 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-06-21     Completed Date:  1975-06-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985120R     Medline TA:  J Bacteriol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  583-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acids / analysis
Cell Division
Culture Media
DNA, Bacterial / analysis
Pimelic Acids / analogs & derivatives,  analysis
RNA, Bacterial / analysis
Rhizobium / analysis,  cytology*,  growth & development,  physiology
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids; 0/Culture Media; 0/DNA, Bacterial; 0/Pimelic Acids; 0/RNA, Bacterial

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