E. coli competence

Abramo C Ottolenghi aottolen at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu
Tue Sep 27 08:39:09 EST 1994


The drop between the two peaks can be explained physiologically.  If as I 
suspect the cells are in "near" synchrony, there might be a point inthe cell 
cycle at which they might be more amenable to becoming competent.  There is 
evidence that the phospholipids of the membrane change when  it has to
curve for septation. (several papers by Vic Norris of the University of
Leicester.

Abramo Ottolenghi.  Ohio State University
aottolen at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu



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