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Respiratory Characteristics of Marine Bacteria

Nature volume 180, pages 14891490 (28 December 1957) | Download Citation

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BACTERIA which are isolated from marine environments and require for growth a medium containing sea water are classified as true marine organisms. Recent evidence1 indicates that the inability of marine bacteria to grow in the absence of sea water is due to a requirement for specific inorganic ions. A second, but not as well-defined, characteristic of marine bacteria is their high proteolytic activity and their rapid growth on organic nitrogen compounds2.

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  1. Fort Johnson Marine Biological Laboratory, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.

    • JOSEPH R. MERKEL
  2. Department of Agricultural Microbiology, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.

    • ANGELO F. CARLUCCI
    •  & DAVID PRAMER

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