f Nutritional Requirements and Biosynthetic Capabilities of the Parasitic Flagellate Strigomonas oncopelti
- By B. A. Newton
- Microbiology, December 1957 17: 708-717, doi: 10.1099/00221287-17-3-708
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SUMMARY: A study of the nutritional requirements of the trypanosomid flagellate Strigomonas (Herpetomonas) oncopelti has led to the development of a chemically defined growth medium containing methionine, thiamine, nicotinamide, p-amino-benzoic acid, glucose, salts and trace metals. Fractionation and analysis of organisms grown in this defined medium supplemented with trace amounts of various 14C-labelled substrates has thrown light upon the ability of growing organisms to utilize carbon derived from glucose, acetate, a number of amino acids, purines and pyrimidines for the synthesis of cellular components.
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