Synchronous division and rates of macromolecular synthesis in Haemophilus influenzae competent for genetic transformation.

When competent Haemophilus influenzae were returned to complete growth medium, they resumed growth at once and underwent a synchronous division after 20 to 25 min. The rate of DNA synthesis increased to the definitive rate very quickly after resumption of growth. In contrast, the rate of RNA synthesis remained low until the time of division, at which time… (More)