Phosphatidylinositol cannot substitute for phosphatidylglycerol in supporting cell growth of Escherichia coli

W. Xia, W. Dowhan

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Abstract

Escherichia coli cells are dependent on the anionic phospholipid phosphatidylglycerol for cell growth. Introduction into cells of the ability to make phosphatidylinositol did not suppress the need for naturally occurring phosphatidylglycerol. Therefore, the requirement for phosphatidylglycerol must be more than maintenance of the proper membrane surface charge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2926-2928
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume177
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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