Initiation of aerial mycelium formation in Streptomyces

Gabriella H. Kelemen, Mark J. Buttner

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In the past two years, the isolation of extracellular factors involved in the initiation of aerial mycelium formation, the identification of metabolic defects in certain developmental mutants, and the characterisation of three further bid genes and several γ-butyrolactone receptor genes have led to new ideas about the mechanisms that initiate aerial mycelium formation in Streptomyces. The emerging picture suggests the integration of numerous signals from both inside and outside the cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)656-662
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Microbiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1998

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