Cellular Growth without a Murein Sacculus — the Nucleoid-Associated Compartmentation Concept

  • Johannes Gumpert
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 65)


Cell wall-less bacterial strains, isolated by experimental treatment from normal bacteria, are designated as L-forms. Several of them are genetically stable organisms showing extreme pleotropic changes in their properties. During numerous years of cultivation, some L-form strains could be adapted to grow in media without supplements of serum or additional osmotic stabilizers (Gilpin and Patterson, 1976; Gumpert and Taubeneck, 1983; Leon and Panos, 1976; Madoff, 1986).


Cytoplasmic Membrane Proteus Mirabilis Division Process Streptomyces Hygroscopicus Lysozyme Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Gumpert
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  1. 1.Institut für Molekulare BiotechnologieJenaGermany

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