Nature of penicillin-induced growth inhibition of Mycoplasma neurolyticum.


When penicillin was added to cultures of Mycoplasma neurolyticum in amounts up to 1,000 units per ml, lag time and generation time were increased and the total population was reduced in proportion to the antibiotic concentration. Although growth suppression by penicillin was complete, the death rate was slow and linear over periods up to 12 days. Growth… (More)


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