Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 113–119 | Cite as

Unbalanced cell-wall synthesis in chloramphenicol-grownRhodotorula glutinis

  • D. G. Smith
  • R. Marchant


Rhodotorula glutinis grown in the presence of 500μg chloramphenicol per ml of medium has an increase in cell-wall material on a dry weight basis. This increase, from 13.4 to 24.5%, is closely paralleled by an increase in thickness as determined from electron micrographs of isolated cell walls. There is no detectable change in chemical composition of the walls. Vesicular elaborations of the plasmalemma were observed in the chloramphenicol-inhibited cells.


Cell Wall Chloramphenicol Electron Micrographs Detectable Change Weight Basis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Smith
    • 1
  • R. Marchant
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity CollegeLondon, W.C.I.England

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