Sporulation of Myxococcus xanthus in liquid shake flask cultures.

A. Rosenbluh*, E. Rosenberg

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When suspended in a liquid starvation medium, exponentially growing Myxococcus xanthus sporulated within 3 days. These myxospores were similar to spores developed within fruiting bodies, as determined by electron microscopy and the production of spore-specific protein S. This liquid sporulation system may be useful as a means of preparing large quantities of myxospores and extracellular fluid for biochemical studies, including isolation of chemical signals produced during the sporulation process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4521-4524
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1989


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