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During the logarithmic growth phase, nearly every cell is thought to be undergoing division and such a culture is spoken of as a synchronously dividing culture. Use has been made of this technique to study the action of substances on a growing population of bacteria all considered to be of the same age. One method of achieving these stepwise bursts of growth is to cool a growing culture from 37° to 4° C and then rewarm to 37°. The growth curves shown in Fig. 13 were obtained by such a method. 40 BACTERIAL GROWTH 6-8' I | 20 i , .
Spooner, E. T. C , and Stocker, B. A. D. Cambridge University Press, 1956 The Surface Structure of Bacteria. Rogers, H. J. In Biochemical Society Symposium No. 22. The structure and function of the membranes and surfaces of cells, p. 55. Ed. Bell, D. , and Grant, J. K. Cambridge University Press, 1963 Spore Formation and Germination as a Microbial Reaction to the Environment. Murrel, W. G. In Microbial Reaction to Environment. 11th Symposium, Soc. gen. , p. 100. Ed. Meynell, G. , and Gooder, H.
Preparations of hyaluronidase are used in medicine to promote the spread of medicament following their injection. Hyaluronidase is produced by staphylococci, streptococci and many clostridia. Lecithinases hydrolyse lecithin and can cause haemolysis of red blood cells. Lecithinases are produced by CL perfringens (welchii) and CL oedematiens. Proteinases hydrolyse protein. In the body they destroy muscle tissue and collagen. CL perfringens produces potent tissue-destroying enzymes. Streptokinase occurs in certain streptococci; it can activate enzymes that in turn can dissolve blood clots.
An Introduction to Microbiology. Pharmaceutical Monographs by W. B. Hugo, J. B. Stenlake