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Growth and Properties of Bacterial Protoplasts

Nature volume 180, page 867 (26 October 1957) | Download Citation



PREVIOUS papers on the subject of bacterial protoplasts prepared by the action of lysozyme indicate that the authors have been unable to observe growth and division of these structures over a prolonged period1–3, although indications of activity in this direction have been obtained4,5.

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  1. 1.

    , Ciba Foundation Symposium, “Ionizing Radiations and Cell Metabolism”, 185 (Churchill, London, 1956).

  2. 2.

    , J. Bact., 66, 688 (1953).

  3. 3.

    , J. Gen. Microbiol., 13, iv (1955).

  4. 4.

    , Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 18, 458 (1955).

  5. 5.

    , “Bacterial Anatomy” Symposium Soc. Gen. Microbiol. (Cambridge University Press, 1956).

  6. 6.

    , J. Gen. Microbiol., 5, 155 (1951).

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  1. Department of Bacteriology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham 15. May 25.

    • M. H. JEYNES


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