Factors influencing filament length of Methanospirillum hungatii

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1099/00221287-112-2-411
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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal Of General Microbiology
Volume112
Pages411415; # of pages: 5
AbstractCultivation of Methanospirillum hungatii GP1 at 35°C in low PO43- (3·0 mm) medium resulted in growth as motile curved rods (6 to 8 × 0·5 μm). However, predominantly long filaments averaging 70 to 300 μm were observed in the presence of high concentrations of PO43- (43·7 mm) or Na+ (225 mm) or after incubation at 25°C in low PO43- medium. These conditions also resulted in decreased growth rates. Tests with cell-free extracts of long and short form filaments indicated that long filament formation is probably related to a deficiency in heat-labile factor(s) required for cell separation.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Biological Sciences
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NRC numberPATEL1979
NPARC number9382526
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