Synthesis of cross linked peptidoglycan attached to previously formed cell wall by toluene treated cells by Bacillus megaterium

W. P. Schrader, D. P. Fan

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Abstract

Cells of B. megaterium can use the externally added precursors UDP N acetyl D glucosamine and UDP N acetyl D muramyl L alanyl D glutamyl meso diaminopimelyl D alanyl D alanine to synthesize peptidoglycan if the bacteria are first treated with toluene. Toluene treated bacteria can polymerize these precursors into peptidoglycan which is attached to previously existing cell wall by peptide crossbridges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4815-4818
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume249
Issue number15
StatePublished - Dec 1 1974

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