The Cell Wall of Marine Autotrophic Bacteria.
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS
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A study has been made of the ultrastructure and composition of the cell envelope of different autotrophic bacteria. While emphasis was placed on the marine nitrifying bacteria, numerous strains of photosynthetic and methane-oxidizing bacteria were also examined. These studies have indicated that there are basic arrangements for macromolecular subunits on the cell envelope of marine autotrophic bacteria which seems to transcend species and physiological differences. Similarity in ultrastructure appears to be related to common ecological patterns. Author