SUMMARY: Purines, amino acids and their analogues, polypeptide and other antibiotics, and a range of other chemicals were screened by a spot-testing technique for inhibition of vegetative growth, or of fruiting-body formation, in the bacterium Selected fruiting inhibitors were tested by challenge time-transfer experiments. In general, delayed addition of inhibitors up to the time of late aggregation prevented subsequent completion of fruiting. Conversely, cells held in the presence of a fruiting inhibitor for extended periods did not rapidly lose the ability to fruit subsequently on removal of the inhibitor.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Most cited this month Most Cited RSS feed

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error