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Abstract

In order to further understand the different physiological states of the tubercle bacillus, a frame of reference was sought by first correlating the macromolecular compositions of with specific growth rates and also with the rates of protein synthesis. Data for DNA : protein : RNA were converted to the average amounts of DNA [ ], protein [ ] and RNA [ ] per cell. The specific growth rate was found to be directly proportional to / . The specific protein synthesis rate per average cell [ ] was shown to be directly proportional to the third power of the ratio / which reflects the ribosome concentration. The equations derived were shown apply to both (=1·73 h) and BCG (=0·029 h).

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