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Accumulation of PHA granules in <i>Cupriavidus necator</i> as seen by confocal fluorescence microscopy

Filip Mravec, Stanislav Obruca, Vladislav Krzyzanek, Petr Sedlacek, Kamila Hrubanova, Ota Samek, Dan Kucera, Pavla Benesova and Jana Nebesarova

Edited by Alexander Steinbüchel

in FEMS Microbiology Letters

Published on behalf of Federation of European Microbiological Societies

Volume 363, issue 10 Published in print May 2016 | ISSN: 0378-1097
Published online April 2016 | e-ISSN: 1574-6968 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsle/fnw094

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Cells of Cupriavidus necator increase their length during PHA accumulation in order to maintain an intracellular PHA granule volume content of no more than 40%.

Keywords: Polyhydroxyalkanoates; intracellular granules; confocal fluorescence microscopy; bacterial cell diameters

Journal Article.  3459 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Biotechnology ; Genetics and Genomics ; Microbiology ; Molecular and Cell Biology

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