stationary phase and starved bacteria

Tom Dougherty Doughert at
Mon Sep 15 12:43:14 EST 1997

David Demezas wrote:
> Are bacteria that have grown through log phase and are in stationary
> phase physiologically (or otherwise) similar to bacteria taken from
> midlog phase of growth and placed in a mineral salts medium without a
> carbon and energy source?.  If bacteria in these two conditions are
> different, which condition is most similar to bacteria in nature (e.g.,
> in soil)?  Any thoughts or references are welcomed.

Bacteria in stationary phase have a number of physiological changes that
occur as growth density approaches maximum.  Suggest you read chapter 93
"Regulation of Gene Expression during Entry into Stationary Phase" by
Regine Henge-Aronis in "Escherichia coli and Salmonella: Cellular and
Molecular Biology"  volume 1, Second Edition, ASM Press.

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