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Germination-defective mutant of Neurospora crassa that responds to siderophores

Charlang, Gisela and Williams, Norma P. (1977) Germination-defective mutant of Neurospora crassa that responds to siderophores. Journal of Bacteriology, 132 (3). pp. 1042-1044. ISSN 0021-9193.

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A conditionally germination-defective mutant of Neurospora crassa has been found to be partially curable by ferricrocin and other siderophores. The mutant conidia rapidly lose their membrane-bound siderophores when suspended in buffer or growth media. Germination is consequently delayed unless large numbers of conidia are present (positive population effect). This indicates that the mutant has a membrane defect involving the siderophore attachment site.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1977 by the American Society for Microbiology. Received for publication 18 August 1977 We thank N. H. Horowitz for helpful discussions and J. C. Schmit and S. Brody for providing the mutant strain. This work was supported by a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to N. H. Horowitz (NGR 05-002-121) and Biomedical Research support grant RR07003 from the Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health.
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