Macromolecular Subunits in the Walls of Marine Nitrifying Bacteria

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Science  14 Feb 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3868, pp. 685-686
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3868.685


The outteromost laver of the cell wall of all marine ammonia-oxidizing bacteria So far isolated is made up of protein subunits arranged in a regular manner and linked together through metal-oxygen bonds. This sculptured, outer wall layver appears to be uniique to the terrestrial ammonia-oxidizing bacteria.

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