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Title: Branching and micro-morphology of the Actinomycetes : physiological and genetic analysis of the impact upon industrial fermentations
Author: de Vial, Michaela
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 3288
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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A highly branched hyphal morphology was observed in early stage (high nutrient availability) batch liquid culture and high dilution rate chemostat culture of Saccharopolyspora erythraea and Streptomyces coelicolor. In contrast, nutrient exhausted batch cultures and low dilution rate chemostat cultures contained unbranched myceUa. Formation of un-branched mycelia is thought to have evolved to expedite rapid "searching" of the soil environment, in order to locate nutrients. The increased frequency of branching is assumed to provide a structure that can exploit nutrient rich micro-habitats (once located) effectively.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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