Bacterial cell death - as programmed ?

love1234 at love1234 at
Wed Feb 8 20:06:30 EST 1995

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On 8 Feb 1995 AKIM at ARSERRC.GOV wrote:

> Hi.
> I am reposting this message before posting results of last message.
> I am interested in the bacterial cell death (as a single cell rather
> than poupilation of bacteria).  Many scientists fucuss on the fact of 
> total population response at stationary phase (such as induction of 
> stationary phase related gene production).  Cell death at stationary
> phase is dependent upon intrinsic factors of each individual cells as
> everybody agreed.
> However, my question is why a cell (to be dead) could accumulated
> intrinsic factors leading cell death and what is the intrinsic factors.
> Again, a single cell in heterogeneous population at a certain bacterial
> growth stage can decides its fate whether to be going to be dead or
> alive.  But, how?                    
> I will appreciate any input.         
> Thank you for your time and consideration.
> Augustine Kim
> e-Mail : AKIM at ARSERRC.GOV

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