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Abstract

Summary: Lysine was found in the vegetative peptidoglycan of (23 strains), and of the related species and . None of these organisms formed diaminopimelate epimerase, but all contained diaminopimelate dehydrogenase. All other species of studied had diaminopimelate in their walls, and produced diaminopimelate epimerase and -acetyldiaminopimelate deacetylase, but not diaminopimelate dehydrogenase. One exception, , contained all three of these enzymes; diaminopimelate (and no lysine) was found in its walls. A new spectrophotometric assay for diaminopimelate epimerase was developed, which had advantages over the previous methods.

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