Enoxacin: a potent inducer of filamentous Escherichia coli cells (a note).

@article{Ur1985EnoxacinAP,
  title={Enoxacin: a potent inducer of filamentous Escherichia coli cells (a note).},
  author={Juraj Ur{\'i} and Paul Actor},
  journal={Acta microbiologica Hungarica},
  year={1985},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={197-200}
}
Enoxacin (CI-919; AT-2266), a new naphthyridine derivative was found to induce morphologic changes at very low concentrations in Escherichia coli but not in Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells. The development of the long filamentous forms observed with nalidixic acid is most probably a consequence of inhibition of DNA synthesis. The phenomenon may, however, not be the sole mechanism of the broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity of enoxacin.