Accession Number : AD0728469

Title :   Biochemical Investigations of a Marine Bacterium and Its Viruses.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV RIVERSIDE DEPT OF BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Belser, William L.

Report Date : 18 AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The biochemistry of a marine bacterium and its viruses has been investigated. Five bacteriophages infecting Serratia marinorubra have been isolated. These possess a unique species of DNA. The pyrimidine pathway and the tryptophan biosynthetic pathway is described. The purification and characterization of one of the enzymes of the tryptophan pathway have been described. Work on plant tissue culture is also included in the report. The first enzyme of the pathway, anthranilate synthetase is inhibited both in vitro and in vivo by 1-tryptophan.

Descriptors :   *SERRATIA, *BACTERIOPHAGES, *MARINE BIOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY, DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACIDS, AMINO ACIDS, PYRIMIDINES, TRYPTOPHAN, ENZYMES, TISSUE CULTURE, PLANTS(BOTANY).

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE