Utilization by Escherichia coli of a high-molecular-weight, linear polyphosphate: roles of phosphatases and pore proteins.

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We observed that wild-type Escherichia coli utilized a linear polyphosphate with a chain length of 100 phosphate residues (poly-P100) as the sole source of phosphate in growth medium. A mutation in the gene phoA of alkaline phosphatase or phoB, the positive regulatory gene, prevented growth in this medium. Since no alkaline phosphatase activity was detected… (More)

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@article{Rao1988UtilizationBE, title={Utilization by Escherichia coli of a high-molecular-weight, linear polyphosphate: roles of phosphatases and pore proteins.}, author={N. S. S. Narasimha Rao and A Torriani}, journal={Journal of bacteriology}, year={1988}, volume={170 11}, pages={5216-23} }