The outer cyst wall ofBdellovibrio bdellocysts is made de novo and not from preformed units from the prey wall

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Bdellovibrio sp. strain W bdellocysts were produced inEscherichia coli using three sources of3H-diaminopimelic acid (DAP) for incorporation into the cyst wall peptidoglycan: (a) labeledE. coli peptidoglycan, (b) labeledBdellovibrio peptidoglycan, and (c) exogenous3H-DAP in the encystment medium. After cysts were produced, they were either sonicated to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01568944

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