Induction of latent freezing nucleus capability in an ice nucleation-active bacterium

Saul A. Yankofsky, Theresa Nadler Bertold, Zev Levin

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Abstract

The normally very low frequency of ice nucleation-active individuals in populations of Bacterium M1 could be raised as high as 100% by treatments having perturbation of cellular DNA metabolism as their common denominator. The process whereby inactive cells acquired efficient freezing nuclei after induction was shown to require ongoing synthesis of RNA and protein. It was probably also promoted by a rapid rate of DNA synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-267
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Microbiology
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1983

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