PMID: 6686859Nov 1, 1983

Chemical composition and morphological changes in the cells in a chemostat Candida utilis culture inhibited by zinc ions

E A AndreevaI L Rabotnova


The effect of zinc ions on the physiological state of Candida utilis VKM Y-1668 was studied during its chemostat cultivation. The concentration of zinc ions was maintained at a constant level. Zinc was found to inhibit the growth at a concentration of 300 mg/l. The cells were rapidly washed from the fermenter when zinc concentration was increased to 500 mg/l. Zinc uptake by the culture became greater when zinc concentration in the medium was gradually increased. If the yeast was cultivated in the presence of the inhibitor, the content of protein, RNA, DNA and polysaccharides fell while lipid content increased. Growth inhibition by zinc ions interfered with cell division; the cells could not separate from one another and formed catenae and conglomerates.

Related Concepts

Candida utilis
Depression, Chemical
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Synthetic Genetic Array Analysis

Synthetic genetic arrays allow the systematic examination of genetic interactions. Here is the latest research focusing on synthetic genetic arrays and their analyses.

Congenital Hyperinsulinism

Congenital hyperinsulinism is caused by genetic mutations resulting in excess insulin secretion from beta cells of the pancreas. Here is the latest research.

Neural Activity: Imaging

Imaging of neural activity in vivo has developed rapidly recently with the advancement of fluorescence microscopy, including new applications using miniaturized microscopes (miniscopes). This feed follows the progress in this growing field.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Epigenetic Memory

Epigenetic memory refers to the heritable genetic changes that are not explained by the DNA sequence. Find the latest research on epigenetic memory here.

Cell Atlas of the Human Eye

Constructing a cell atlas of the human eye will require transcriptomic and histologic analysis over the lifespan. This understanding will aid in the study of development and disease. Find the latest research pertaining to the Cell Atlas of the Human Eye here.

Femoral Neoplasms

Femoral Neoplasms are bone tumors that arise in the femur. Discover the latest research on femoral neoplasms here.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.