Conservation of nucleic acids during bacterial growth

Hershey, Alfred Day (1954) Conservation of nucleic acids during bacterial growth. J Gen Physiol., 38. p. 145.

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13211991
DOI: 10.1085/jgp.38.2.145

Abstract

In experiments of 6 hours duration, no replacement of phosphorus or purine and pyrimidine carbon in DNA, nor flow of these atoms from RNA to DNA, could be detected in rapidly growing cultures of E. coli. The slow replacement that has been demonstrated for many substances in non-proliferating tissues of other organisms, though it may occur also in bacteria, is not greatly accelerated under conditions of rapid cellular growth, and therefore cannot be a characteristic feature of synthetic processes.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > bacteriophage
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > bacteriophage
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > bacteriophage
CSHL Authors:
Communities: The Carnegie Institution Department of Genetics
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 1954
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 20:44
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 20:44
PMCID: PMC2147410
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/34519

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