Osmoregulation of alkaline phosphatase synthesis in Escherichia coli K-12.

Alkaline phosphatase, the phoA product, is synthesized constitutively in phoR mutants. This constitutive synthesis, which is independent of phosphate control, varies with changes in the osmolarity of the growth medium; phoA expression increases with increasing osmolarity. Maximum expression of the osmoregulated genes phoA, ompC, and ompF was achieved by… CONTINUE READING