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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1993 Mar 1;107(2-3):231-9.

Surface films of Escherichia coli colonies.

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Department of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology, St. Petersburg Pavlov Medical Institute, Russia.

Abstract

Escherichia coli colony surfaces were examined using SEM and TEM. The results indicated that bacterial colonies in the course of their development produce surface films which become thicker with increased growth duration. Membrane vesicles contribute to the formation of the surface film. The complex organization of the film suggests that it may perform specific functions.

PMID:
8472905
DOI:
10.1016/0378-1097(93)90315-s
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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