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and isolated walls of this organism autolysed rapidly when incubated in buffer at pH 7·0 with the release of free-reducing groups but no N-terminal amino acids. The predominant autolytic enzyme was an endo---acetylglucosaminidase, and an endo---acetylmuramidase was also present. The autolytic enzymes could be solubilized by extraction of the organisms with 5 -LiC1 and would then subsequently bind to and rapidly lyse walls of and, more slowly, formamide-extracted walls of and walls of Lysis of walls by these extracted enzymes could not be demonstrated.

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