Potassium requirement for cell division in Anacystis nidulans.


A potassium requirement for growth can be readily demonstrated in the autotrophic blue-green bacterium Anacystis nidulans strain TX20 equivalent to 0.7% of the cellular dry weight. Starvation of this organism for potassium partially dissociates growth from cell division, thereby inducing 50% of the population to form filaments.

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@article{Ingram1976PotassiumRF, title={Potassium requirement for cell division in Anacystis nidulans.}, author={Lonnie O'Neal Ingram and E. Larry Thurston}, journal={Journal of bacteriology}, year={1976}, volume={125 1}, pages={369-71} }