Chemostat-induced uneven division of Bacillus subtilis
Anomalous forms of Bacillus subtilis A32 produced by prolonged cultivation in a chemostat under nitrogen limitation are described. A change in the cultivation conditions brought about a transformation of these forms to bacillar rods. The transformation was gradual and lasted for several generations.
KeywordsChemostat Bacillus subtilis Defective division Ultrathin sections
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