Growth Patterns of Temperature-sensitive Mutants of Bacillus Thuringiensis

Bacillus thuringiensis 의 Temperature-sensitive Mutants 분리와 특성 연구

  • Lee, Hyung-Hoan (Molecular Microbiology Laboratory Department of Biology, Kon Kuk University) ;
  • Lee, Hoon-Ku (Molecular Microbiology Laboratory Department of Biology, Kon Kuk University)
  • Published : 1983.09.01

Abstract

Bacillus thuringiensis was mutagenized with UV light irradiation and nitrosoguanidine. Twenty-four tem perature-sensitive ts mutants were isolated at 42$^{\circ}C$ and classified into two groups by growth on nutrient agar at 42$^{\circ}C$. First is the lethal group, which did not grow at the nonpermissive temperature, the second is the reduced group whose growth was restricted from one-half to one-fourth, Thirteen ts mutants belong to the lethal group and eleven ts mutants belong to the reduced group. Auxotrophic mutant, A-N28 required five amino acids as growth factors, A-N65 also five amino acids, A-N92 seven, A-N115 four and A-N156 three. Bacillus thuringiensis wild type is resistant to penicillin, ampicillin, and cephalothin. The ts-Ul7l, A-N92 and A-Nl15 are sensitive to the three antibiotics. The ts -U601, -U603, -U604 and -Ul71 did not grow at the permissive temperature after temperature-shifting from 42$^{\circ}C$. Four auxotrophic mutants (A-N38, A-N65, A-N92 and A-Nl15) did not form spores in their cells.

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