PMID: 6393890Oct 1, 1984

Some properties of a Klebsiella pneumoniae ammonium transport negative mutant (Amt-)

Archives of Microbiology
H Castorph, D Kleiner

Abstract

The main property of an Amt- (ammonium transport negative) mutant of Klebsiella pneumoniae is its inability to accumulate NH4+ intracellularly. When growing on nitrogen sources other than NH4+, the mutant constantly looses NH3 by diffusion. This loss results in poor growth. The NH3 excretion suggests the existence of a futile cycle (NH3 loss/NH4+ reabsorption) in the wild type and possibly other bacterial strains, which do not constantly excrete NH3.

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Citations

Oct 1, 1991·Molecular & General Genetics : MGG·T KucziusD Kleiner
Jan 1, 1989·Archives of Microbiology·G Mörsdorf, H Kaltwasser
Sep 11, 1999·FEMS Microbiology Letters·G GrasslD Kleiner
Apr 19, 2015·Applied and Environmental Microbiology·Brett M BarneyMary H Plunkett
Dec 10, 1999·FEMS Microbiology Letters·R M Shehawy, D Kleiner
Mar 30, 2020·Scientific Reports·Ravindra GardeStefan Schuster
Nov 26, 1999·Journal of Bacteriology·B BrewinM Drummond

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